Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured – screenings in UK and Hong Kong

April - June 2022 • Online, UK and Hong Kong

Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured is a programme of 8 films by international artists, which shows how artists are creating and building new virtual worlds, and in those spaces how they are exploring environmentalism, new societies, post-apocalypse, the (virtual) body and the afterlife. The programme explores how artists are interpreting different forms of environment, from real to virtual to the spaces in between. 

Through Both Sides Now 7, we examine how artists are disrupting, commenting upon, and engaging with virtual worlds, environmentalism, and the coming metaverse.

The programme is the seventh edition of a long-term project that proposes re-readings of artists’ moving image from China, the UK and beyond. In this new edition, videoclub (UK) and Videotage (HK) bring together international artists from the fields of film & video with screenings in the UK and Hong Kong between May and June 2022. 

Read the full curatorial text for the programme by downloading the file here: BOTH SIDES NOW 7 CURATORIAL TEXT


The programme will be screened in Hong Kong and in the UK at various venues during May and June 2022.

Both Sides Now 7 will show at Fabrica Gallery in Brighton on 26 May and at Phoenix in Leicester on 16 June. Additional dates/venues to follow.

VENUE: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, 26 May, 7pm
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VENUE: HART Haus, 3/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
DATE AND TIME: 30 May, 7pm

VENUE: Phoenix Cinema, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
DATE AND TIME: 16 June, 8pm
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  • AL+AL, Hard Drive (A:), 8 mins, 2004
  • Astrid Feringa and Jean Baptiste Castel, This is not the Amazon, 4:56 mins, 2019
  • Danni Zheng, Mineral Wasteland, 6:18 mins, 2021
  • Alex May, A Kolkata, 6:36 mins, 2021
  • LIN Tzu-Huan, Online Funeral Service I – Tamara, 10 mins, 2015
  • JUAN Poyuan, It was just a virtual kiss, 10:05 mins, 2020
  • HU Rui, Soon It Will Be Deep Enough, 4:04 mins, 2019
  • Lawrence Lek, SoMA (Extract from AIDOL, 2019), 7:46 mins, 2019


關於彼岸觀自在 About Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now is a tactical programme partnership between Videotage (HK) and videoclub (UK). Which uses contemporary and historical film and video work to explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong, China, and the UK, and beyond.


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