Both Sides Now – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?
Various screening dates (full details below)
- 07 July 2015, Phoenix, Leicester
- 12 July 2015, Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings
- 14 July 2015, Fabrica, Brighton
- 15 July 2015, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
- 26 Sept 2015, ICA, London
- 29 Nov 2015, HOME, Manchester
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.
The UK screening programme has been curated by Isaac Leung, Videotage.
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.
Videotage is a leading non-profit organisation in Hong Kong focusing on the presentation, promotion, production and preservation of video and media art, serving artists in the expanding technological art and culture network. Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists, to a network of media art and culture for cross-disciplinary cultural productions, and platform to facilitate international exchange.
Venue and screening details:
Date and time: Tuesday, 7 July 2015 at 6:30pm
Address: 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Web / contact / tickets: http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/both-sides-now-2/ / 0116 242 2800
Electric Palace Cinema
Date and time: Sunday, 12 July 2015 at 8pm
Price: £7 / £6 concessions
Address: 39A High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER
Web / contact / tickets: www.electricpalacecinema.com / 01424 720393
Date and time: Wednesday, 15 July 2015 at 6:30pm (6:15pm doors open)
Address: The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
Web / contact / tickets: www.aspex.org.uk / 023 9277 8080 / No booking required
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Date and time: Saturday, 26 September at 12pm
Price: £5 / free to members of the ICA
Address: 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Web / contact / tickets: www.ica.org.uk / 020 7930 3647
Date and time: Sunday, 29 November at 4pm
Address: 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN
Web / contact / tickets: http://homemcr.org / 0161 200 1500