We often say we go to“see" a movie, and ignore other non-visual elements of the cinema. But even in the so-called “silent era" of cinema, live music and lecturers' narration were indispensable to the cinematic experience. The English word “cinema" has a Greek root meaning “to move" or "movement" , and has nothing to do with light or images. Indeed, the interrelationships between cinema, optics and visuality should not be taken for granted; likewise, optical principles should not be taken as the only means of visual perception. CINEMA 2.0: Counter Visions departs from the visual-driven way of experiencing media artworks, imagining differently the relationships between the eye and the media. When our faces are covered and our mouths and noses masked in the pandemic, it may be time to re-think the meaning of our sensory perceptions.
Frederik Duerinck (Netherlands)
Kyle McDonald (United States)
Curator’s Guided Tour & Artist Sharing
ifva partners with Goethe-Institut Hongkong to present solo exhibitions for Media Art Category local awardees. Following Hui Wai-keung, Kenny Wong and Carla Chan, this year the two parties will present Chris Cheung (h0nh1m)’s first solo media arts exhibition.
“Inheriting unfinished ambitions, embarking on an enlightening journey."
After everything we have been through, we have arrived at the present moment and are now considering our future. We understand that art is a never-ending practice.
Ink, stone and calligraphy descend from Eastern aesthetics. The beauty of the sky, the mountains, the sun, the moon, and the stars was captured by ancient literati in poetry, calligraphy and painting; passed down to this day, unforgotten after more than a thousand years. In the digital age, data has become the carrier of memory which also serves to inject new vigour into artistic creation. But will human memory fall into extinction due to interventions in technology?
Chris Cheung (h0nh1m)
Chris Cheung (h0nh1m), avantgarde audiovisual performance and new media artist. His works have been exhibited in Ars Electronica and ZKM. Chris founded the artist collectives XCEPT and XCEED in 2008.