Para Site is pleased to present a series of public programmes in parallel to our exhibition: Movements at an Exhibition, a collection of movements in an ongoing live action by a group of performers, framed within the format of an exhibition. The exhibition derives its movements and scores from a subjective collection of moments belonging to a performance and dance history of Hong Kong, abstracted images of bodies in formation during various protests in the recent history of the city, and materials from the archive of sound cultures in the post-martial law era in Taiwan.
One of the historical moments that has been repeatedly referenced in the show is the iconic exhibition, Out of Context, which took place over a weekend in 1987 at a private house on Kennedy Road in Hong Kong. This artist-organised exhibition involved 21 artists, groups, and other practitioners. It was conceived as a response to the art ecology at the time, in which institutional support for their practices was sorely lacking. The panel discussion at Para Site will explore the relationship between research and performance, and how speculations are imaginatively made when the archive or collective memory are re-mediated through strategies of bodily enactment.
A special screening of the documentary Ears Switched Off and On by Taiwanese filmmakertraces the history of Taiwanese sound art and the underground scene in the 1990s. It focuses on three artists who were active outside of the mainstream in the ’90s, but whose works were often overlooked at the time.
A series of public tours will provide insight into the ideas and processes behind the exhibition at Para Site.
Jan 20, 2018 (Sat)
Hosted by Curator of Education and Public Programmes
Jan 27, 2018 (Sat)
Hosted by Associate Curator
Feb 10, 2018 (Sat)
Screening of Ears Switched Off and On
Feb 9, 2018
Taiwan | 2009-2011 | Colour | 93 mins | Mandarin with English subtitles
One of most talented and promising young directors in Taiwan, is well known for her highly stylised and fast-paced films. In 2007, God Man Dog was selected in The Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival and also received the Readers’ Prize from Der Tagesspiegel. In 2000, her critically acclaimed first 16mm feature, Bundled, won numerous awards at film festivals. The Walkers, a documentary exploring the life and work of choreographer was recently released.
Panel discussion of Out of Context
Feb 10, 2018
This discussion will be conducted in English
Panelists:(Artist, Out of Context), (Researcher, Asia Art Archive), and (Curator, Para Site)
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.