Both Sides Now 8 explores both real and virtual Queer spaces, with moving image works by international artists and filmmakers, including Kit Griffiths, Bassam Issa, Liao Jiaming, P1nk Poodle, Su Hui-Yu, Wang Jun-Jieh, Megan Watson, Robert Yang.
Curated by videoclub and Videotage, Both Sides Now 8 brings together a collection of films that explore queerness from international perspectives, which resonate between the fantastical, material, theoretical and playful. Where artists are exploring real and virtual spaces, creating and queering reality and virtuality. Using videogames, CGI, post-digital performance, and film, artists have made work exploring desire, death, cyberspace, passion and exorcism.
Megan Watson, The Air in Cyberspace, 2022, 3:20 mins
Bassam Issa, A Paradise Out of a Common Field, 2020, 5:32 mins
Robert Yang, Zugzwang, 2022, 3 mins
P1nk Poodle, Queer Theory Saved My Life, 2023, 4:20 mins
Su Hui-Yu, The Glamorous Boys of Tang (1985, Chui Kang-Chien), 2018, 17 mins
Wang Jun-Jieh, Passion, 2017, 13:10 mins
Kit Griffiths, Dic Pic, 2019, 11:43 mins
Liao Jiaming, Repetition Maximum, 2021, 5 mins
Both Sides Now VIII: Queer Realities/Virtualitie
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, the UK, and beyond.
Both Sides Now VIII is curated and produced by videoclub and Videotage, and supported by Arts Council England and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.