Orientations in video art: mapping the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of a work 方位、取向:錄像創作「誕生」的前說與待續

[Screening+Forum] ‘Orientations: Boundaries Surveyed’ at FP – video art etc.

6:00-9:00pm26 August 2017 (Saturday) @Floating Projects | **a minimum donation of HKD30 appreciated

curated by Linda C.H. Lai on initiatives in contemporary video art in the  Asia Pacific EXiS 2017


It is likely that our consumer habits also inform our reception of art without our realizing it. What is it that we care about with a video work? Is it exciting to sit through? Does it give me new insight? Does it stretch my perceptual experience or attention mode? Fair enough. In this FP-open-door event, we call for curiosity of a different kind — the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of a ‘work’, i.e. the obscurities that precede the arrival of a work’s “final version,” and how a completed work generates new works in progress. Yes, we think artists and the intricate processes of their artistic labor deserve deeper understanding. Screening of the complete program “Orientations: Boundaries Surveyed,” curated by Linda Lai for EXiS 2017 (14th Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul) this past July, will be followed by Hector Rodriguez’s discussion of his recent work-in-progress and Elaine Wong’s disclosure of early drafts of her work shown in this program.

Related reading (detailed introduction of the screening program): Orientations: Boundaries Surveyed. A video art show I curated for EXiS 2017

6:00pm – 7:30pm screening | 7:30-9:00pm presentation by Hector Rodriguez and Elaine Wong + Q & A

[Screening Program 放映: 64min ]

Getting Used to Run_Jamsen LAW
HK | 1997 | B&W | Stereo | 9min 23sec | SD

 Blueprints for Volition City_TOH Hun Ping
Singapore | 2006 | Color | Stereo | 7min 47sec | HD

Unconcealment of the Aftermaths_ TOH Hun Ping
Singapore | 2009 | Color | Stereo | 10min 24sec | HD

 aXolotl’s Happiness_ Diego RAMIREZ
Australia | 2014 | Color | Stereo | 7min 15sec | HD

Phantom of 20C  Elaine WONG
HK | 2017 | Color | Stereo | 3min 22sec | HD

Ver. VII_ NG Chak-hang Kevin
HK | 2017 | Color | Stereo | 9min 46sec | HD

 Theorem 8 _ Hector RODRIGUEZ
HK | 2013 | B&W | Stereo | 6min 48sec | video software

Boxing Mothlight_Hector RODRIGUEZ
HK | 2016 | B&W | Stereo | 4min 1sec | video software


7:30pm – 9:00pm

DISCUSSION  session with artists and curator