CONCRETE VIDEOS 塑形錄像

Single-channel Screening 單窗錄像作品放映 : 9 January 2015 (Sat) | 4:00-6:30pm

INTRODUCING A GROUP OF YOUNG VIDEO ARTISTS |

Meret BHEND / Ryan CHAN 陳小龍 / Anna CHIM 詹可瑩 / DING Cheuk-laam 丁卓藍 / IP Sze-sze 葉詩詩/ QIAO Qing 喬青 / Gloria SHUM 岑泳霈 / Don TSAN曾旭熙 / Dorothy WONG 黃加頌 / Winnie YAN 忻慧妍 / YANG Hsinyi 楊心苡 / YIP Hei 葉曦 //

Developed and curated by Linda LAI 黎肖嫻 [part of her “Where Else to Look?” project]

+The program described here was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. 9042111 / CityU 11404614): “Where Else to Look” on alternative screen practices in HK

“Concrete video,” a term Stephane Audeguy used to describe the video art of Robert Cahen, refers to the latter’s training in the musique concrête tradition of Pierre Schaeffer, which evolved into a position on videography. Concrete videos, by extension of “musique concrête,” liberate visual and aural matter from strict mimesis of the real. In preserving abstraction as much as the figurative power of sights and sounds, a work is best understood as a “machine” systematically exploring the allowances of “pictorial effects.”

In the series “Concrete Videos,” sound and image are potential raw material for composition, pointing to worlds-to-be, rooted in the fragments of the real. All video works highlight the phenomenology of the moving image as two parallel courses of “description.” On the one hand, the image discourse, composed by the artist deploying the descriptive power of the surfaces of image fragments, unfolds in ways that commands new modes of attentiveness. On the other hand, viewers journey along the thick descriptive moment-to-moment unfolding image flow to re-learn how to see, how to listen, and how to pay attention.

***Full details of program and individual works: [click here]

1 Hide & Seek
Don TSANG Yuk-hei 曾旭熙
Hong Kong | 2014 | Color | 2’00” | Sound |
 15_Don
2 Border 邊境,近境
Dorothy WONG 黃加頌
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Zurich | 2015 | Color | 14’14” | Silent |
 18_dorothy_capscreen
3 My Room
YANG Hsinyi 楊心苡
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 1’11” | Sound |
 12_myroom
4 Hanging between stone and forest 架空在叢林與石頭之間
DING Cheuk-laam 丁卓藍
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 12’38” | Sound |
 05_ding
5 All That is Solid Melts into Air 
Anna CHIM 詹可瑩
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’30” | Sound |
 anna_ssp_thumb
6 The Glimpse of Tin Shui Wai: A Transmedia Study of Robert Cahen
Ryan CHAN Siu-lung 陳小龍
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 9’10” | Sound |
 01_Ryan
7 Watching Potato
IP Sze-sze 葉詩詩
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’06” | Sound |
 14_szesze
8 T~~_T~~
Anna CHIM 詹可瑩
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’22” | Sound |
 07_anna
9 We shift the scenery now from the inside to the outside (work in progress)
Meret BHEND
Zurich | 2015 | Color | 14’36” | Sound |
 _16_Meret--BHEND--We-shift-the-scenery-now-from-the-inside-to-the-outside-(work-in-progress)
10 Finger: an expanded study of Steina and Woody Vasulka’s Noisefields
QIAO Qing 喬青
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’35” | Sound |
 08_finger
11 Drain: An Expanded Study of Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight
YAN Wai Yin 忻慧妍
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’21” | Silent |
 10_Winnie_Drain
12 Rectangle: an expanded study of Steina and Woody Vasulka’s Noisefields
YANG Hsinyi 楊心苡
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’49” | Sound |
 11_noisefield
13 M.A.E : a transmedia study of Kurt Kren, tribute to 31/75: Asyl (1975)
Crosby YIP Hei 葉曦
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 4’13” | Silent |
 13_Crosby
14 Last 3 Minutes
QIAO Qing 喬青
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 3’20” | Sound |
 09_lastminute
15 To Kill A Hill For Planting A Tree: A Transmedia Study of Sara Pucill’s Blind Light
DING Cheuk-laam 丁卓藍
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 13’57” | Sound |
 04_ding
16 Flanger: a transmedia study of Robert Cahen’s L’entr’aperçu
Anna CHIM 詹可瑩
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 5’01” | Sound
 anna_flanger
17 I am Waiting for Some Ideas
Ryan CHAN Siu-lung 陳小龍
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 9’46” | Sound |
 02_Ryan
18 Light Waves
Gloria Shum 岑泳霈
Hong Kong | 2015 | Color | 3’25” | Silent |
 03_Gloria-Lightwaves1

 

Related reading: “Critical Spectacles & Wandering Visions: Videographic Experiments as Micro Narratives 凝神、界外:實驗錄像書寫作為微敘述” (Linda C.H. Lai 黎肖嫻)
** Videos in the screening are available for viewing in Floating Project’s Media Library. Please contact contact@floatingprojectscollective.net for further detail