Ip Yuk-Yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films to live video performances and media installations, have been showcased extensively at international festivals including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival (views from the avant-garde), Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, ISEA, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Yamagato International Documentary Film Festival. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Ip has lectured extensively on film, video and media art. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong where his recent works explore emergent and hybrid forms of cinema.
九龍百哀圖 (2012, 15’03”)
Another Day of Depression in Kowloon (九龍百哀圖) is a virtual study and a digital portrait of Hong Kong as seen through the lens of contemporary popular culture incarnated in the forms of video game and screen media. Using the map KOWLOON from the popular video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) as a field of study, the filmmaker conducted a yearlong virtual fieldwork: playing, observing and documenting Hong Kong as simulated in the video game world.