Presented by videoclub and Videotage

Dec 17 - Mar 18 • Across UK

Both Sides Now 4 – UK tour

Play Station, Lawrence Lek, 2017


UK screenings (full details below):

  • 2 December 17 – HOME, Manchester
  • 9 March 18 – SOAS, University of London
  • 27 March 18 – Fabrica, Brighton
  • 29 March 18 – Phoenix, Leicester

In its fourth year, Both Sides Now examines new models of making moving image influenced by internet and videogame culture. Showing work made in the past four years, the programme explores new aesthetics, visual languages and digital forms that are native to the internet, and that comment upon local and global politics, society, globalisation and science.

Both Sides Now presents contemporary and historical film and video work from the UK, Hong Kong and China, curated by Isaac Leung of Videotage and Jamie Wyld of videoclub. The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over the past three decades, including work which reflects on the ongoing dynamics of cultures in Hong Kong, China, and the UK.

Film programme

Play Station, Lawrence Lek, 2017, 7’45”
Selachimorpha, Joey Holder, 2017, 5’10”
AfterGlow (Susceptible, Exposed, Infected, Recovered), boredomresearch, 2016, 4’36”
Divisional Articulations, Max Hattler, 2017, 4’33”
Weresheglanspertheere, Sebastian Buerkner, 2014, 5’06”
The Afterlife of Rosy Leavers, Angela Su, 2017, 14’35”
Another Day of Depression in Kowloon, IP Yuk-Yui, 2012, 15’03”
KungFU Disco New, Jeff Lee, 2016, 1’39”
Copy is Right!, Joseph Chen, 2016, 3’27”
Windows on the World (Part 1), Ming Wong, 2014, 3’02”

Event and venue details

HOME Manchester

Date and time: Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 1pm
Price: FREE
Address:HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

SOAS, University of London

Date and time: Friday, 9 March 2018 at 5pm
Price: FREE – University of London students only
Address: Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG


Date and time: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 6:30pm doors and bar, 7pm start
Price: £3
Address: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
To book tickets: / 01273 778646

Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre

Date and time: Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 8:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Web / contact / tickets: / 0116 242 2800


About Videotage

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.


Both Sides Now 4 has been supported by Arts Council England and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.