videoclub and Videotage present:

Both Sides Now

June - July 2014 • Across the UK

Various screening dates

(full details at the bottom)

  • 24 June 2014 : FACT, Liverpool
  • 26 June 2014 : Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton
  • 05 July 2014 : Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 13 July 2014 : Floating Cinema, King’s Cross, London
  • 30 July 2014 : Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle

Both Sides Now presents contemporary and historical film and video work from Hong Kong and China, curated by Isaac Leung of Videotage (Hong Kong). The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over the past three decades, including work which comments upon such events as Tianamen Square and the ongoing economic development of China.

The programme contains work by some of Hong Kong and China’s most exciting artists working in film and video, and varies between animation, documentary and artist’ moving image. Artists in the programme include: Ellen Pau, Linda Lai, Anson Mak, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lee Kit, Tse Ming Chong, Choi Sai Ho, and other 11 artists from Hong Kong.

Both Sides Now will tour in the UK during June and July 2014, visiting FACT, Liverpool; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Broadway, Nottingham; Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton; and will be exhibited at Floating Cinema on the Thames mid-July.

Both Sides Now is a video art exchange project curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong). The aim of the project is to open up dialogue between China and Hong Kong and British film artists, academics, curators and audiences. Working with artists’ moving image, animation and documentary films – produced by artists from Hong Kong and the UK – we aim to reinterpret the experience of here and now for both cultures.

A corresponding tour of artists’ film from the UK will take place in Hong Kong and China in August 2014.

Both Sides Now is supported by Arts Council England, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Brighton & Hove City Council, Connections through Culture (British Council), Osage Art Foundation and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Videotage (HK)

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:

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

Date and time: Tuesday 24th June, 6:30pm
Price: £4 / 3. Please book at: www.fact.co.uk or in person at box office.
Address: FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Web / box office: www.fact.co.uk / 0871 902 5737

Duke’s at Komedia

Date and time: Thursday 26th June, 7pm
Price: £5
Address: Duke’s at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton BN1 1UN
Web / box office: BOOK A TICKET / 0871 902 5728

Whitechapel Gallery

Date and time: Saturday 5th July 2014, 1:30pm
Price: Both Sides Now + Selected 4 £12.50 full / £10.50 conc / £6.25 Whitechapel members or Both Sides Now only £8.50 full / £6.50 conc / £4.25 Whitechapel members
Address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Web / box office: BOOK A TICKET/DETAILS / 020 7522 78889

Floating Cinema with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art – OPEN AIR WEEKENDER

Date and time: Sunday 13 July, 3pm onwards – playing on a loop on the Floating Cinema barge
Price: Free
Address: Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London N1 4AA (Tube: King’s Cross)
Web / details: http://floatingcinema.info/

Star and Shadow Cinema

Date and time: Wednesday 30th July, 7.30pm
Price: £5 full / £3.50 concessions. Star and Shadow membership is required for entry; £1 for a year, available on the door.
Address: Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2NP
Web / box office: www.starandshadow.org.uk / 0115 9526 611