A matter of ownership: dialogues on art and cultural space of
A special forum involving artists, architects and critics from
Synopsis of presentations
Stories of our home
, housing half of the Hong Kong population, has been the major apparatus in the urbanization process in Hong Kong. The stories outlining five decades of provide a starting point in re-thinking the concept of in the unrelenting modernization.
The presentation is on how to consider a city as a laboratory –. How new business, art work, strategies emerge from Hong Kong as a laboratory to develop new ideas.
Urban space in Hong Kong cinema and video
A broad visual survey of the domestic space and urban landscape in mainstream cinema/TV and independent videos finds intricate articulations of conflicting desires for home and city. Modernized city space and housing can be the subject of celebration, the source of conflict, a casual backdrop, or simply an excuse for other hidden desires. Issues are multiple: class-based, gender-based, of contingent discourse formations, and lustful appropriation… Some eye-catching keywords:and many more postcard icons…
, video database of urban space of Hong Kong
, is a database to present 50 stock-keeping video clips captured by a tool for panoramic shooting over the course of a year. The artists drifted through the cityscape with this tool, bringing in all the donut imagery. They stock-keep these clips without converting the images into a , and categorize them into three different tropes.
The tide is changing. But will the cultural awakening under Hong Kong’s economic downturn last?
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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.