The New Art Fest 20
Bit Street – Hong Kong
Online a partir de 29 julho 2020
A Cross-platform collaboration between The New Art Fest 2020, Videotage and Content Lab.
The New Art Fest is an internacional new media art festival, produced by Ocupart.
Bit Street is a section of the festival, that aims to take media art to the streets and show it to the general public through the creation of an urban new media art circuit.
Similar to previous editions, Bit Street will be presented on 51 billboards network MOP-TOMIS-Lx , all over town and subway stations.
In this edition of Bit Street, the highlight goes to a video show selected by curator Isaac Leung, director of Videotage — one of the important Chinese institutions dedicated to new media— and organized in partnership with Hong Kong’s Content Lab.
Bit Street begins with the idea of commissioning four artists to create a short video work for public screens in Lisbon. While these works will be showcased online in the midst of the pandemic, this project will explore how the artists’ imagined spaces will be perceived in a virtual setting and beyond.
“Bit Street, a debut collaboration between Videotage and The New Art Fest, aims to explore how video works by millennial artists in Hong Kong and China redefine the notions of materiality and immateriality of space through the moving image. The curated works question how the production of fictional physical spaces rendered through digital technology can create alternative sensorial experiences.
Chen Pin Tao’s Baptizing “The Capitalist Pigs By The Clear Water Bay” creates a flat vector illustration of a park, which eventuates into an alien life form attacking the middle-class urban dwellers, expressed through technoerotic metaphors of excessive capitalism.
Lu Yang uses as iconography the heroic bodies in “The Great Adventure of Material World”. By creating an imagined future city with radical infrastructure, Yang allows viewers to navigate through a series of fight scenes aiming to secure a path toward a future world.
Suze Chan’s “What is it that makes the days different?” invokes a walking journey on the street, with a superimposed mirror above reflecting a gloved hand touching various products and a split screen portraying a group of pigeons eating on the ground, manifesting the profound uncanniness of a mind in the physical world. In “Arcifinious Faces Places and Space”s, Zhiwan Cheung shares with viewers a version of their own illusion. By montaging various footages of nature, the work reflects on the artist’s consciousness.”