Both Sides Now 2 – UK screenings
Both Sides Now explores the political and social connections and differences between the UK and China & Hong Kong, by bringing together artworks that investigate nationhood, individuality and power. Both Sides Now responds to past and recent political and cultural events, including Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the handover of Hong Kong to China. It explores the implications of wealth creation, capitalism and its proposed decline, and what they mean for the individual.
Artists include: Birdy Chu, Map Office, Ellen Pau, Wong Ping and Lu Yang.
Both Sides Now is curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong). The aim is to open up dialogue between Chinese, Hong Kong and British film artists and audiences, working with artists’ moving image to reinterpret the experience of here and now for both cultures.
A wider programme of activity will take place in the UK, China and Hong Kong, including an exhibition and residency at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, and a programme of activity in Shanghai, Wuhan and Hong Kong. Details to follow.
Supported by Arts Council England and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Co-produced by This is Wyld.