Second book launch event (in English), 28 May 2021, introduces 6 of the 49 artists in OUR MANIFESTOS 2, to give us a foretaste of the works and personal manifestos in the 365-page book to be released on 26 May 2021. They speak from the US, Europe and Hong Kong.
First book launch event, 23 May 2021, introduces 4 of the 49 artists in OUR MANIFESTOS 2, to give us a foretaste of the works and personal manifestos in the 365-page book to be released on 26 May 2021.
Linda Lai wrote “Videography as Tentacular Practices” to introduce the “Linda Chiu-han Lai, Retrospective,” 2021,02.05-06.13 at Centro de Creacion Contemporanea de Andalucia (C3A), Cordoba, Spain. 黎肖嫻為 2021,02.05-06.13 在西班牙科爾多瓦的安達盧西亞當代美術館的《黎肖嫻回顧展》寫「錄像書寫作為多觸創作」陳述她的創作方法和理念。
***Our Manifesto 2: Videography, Documentary Impulse will be out end of April. Please stay tuned. Manifesto 2 team member Emilie Choi connects the project to the current HK context.《我們的錄像宣言2：記述的衝動》將於2021年4月底面世，請密切留意。計劃工作隊成員蔡倩怡率先作引，從當下的香港看錄像書寫的特殊意義。
Localized Blindness (2019-2020) is Winnie Yan’s most recently completed video work, for Manifesto 2. She spotlit the backstage of the work’s making process, performing the complex world of thoughts and emotions traversing within. 忻慧妍的《局部失明》含蓄如密碼佈陣，定睛創作的後台是另一種風景。與其說是心情和動機上的剖白，不如說是現在進行式的隨著她的思緒找發聲的調韻。聽一個人所訴之白跟看著一個人訴白，是兩個不同的經驗，都源自記錄的衝動。
兩位參與「錄像宣言2」計劃的藝術家，在工作坊裡分享了一篇感動過他們的文章 — RAQS Media Collective 的 Monica Narula 於 2012年寫的「如何做夜更的藝術家：藝術學院 [給21世紀的提案]」。為了快點分享給更多的藝術創作者，黎肖嫻以局部引述和中文翻譯去展示，並加以短論，望引來更多討論。Two Manifesto 2 artists share an article of impact on them in an artist’s workshop session — “How to be an artist by night. Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century)” written in 2012, by RAQS Media Collective’s Monica Narula. A series of selected quotes from the piece was assembled by Linda Lai here with Chinese translation and a short commentary.
In our recent video Manifesto 2 Artists’ Workshops, Natalie A. Chao said the camera was there to protect herself on the many street events in Hong Kong since 2019. She questioned the camera’s invasive nature and wonder how her camera thinks. Textualizing images she “gleaned” in writing is then a necessary part of the imaging event. Here is a set of notes Natalie wrote while reflecting on a film she made, Are We All Wilderness? (2019), revised this year.
2018-2019年，黃加頌以 art collective o!sland成員的身份參與台灣森人藝駐計劃，到台灣太魯閤族的社區生活，後被鳳甲美術館邀請到台北北投社進行關於平埔族的計劃。黃加頌為「錄像宣言一」（2018）的策劃成員之一。她道出創作歷程上的改變：「2016－2017 錄像和影像為技巧訓練、自我察覺、從遙遠處觀看世界的練習。2017－2019 錄像為與他人、社區和世界連結的觀看點、載體和回應。」Dorothy Wong’s artist’s residency with Taiwan’s mountain communities changed her relation with videography.
Manifesto 2 artists have started to meet on-line to examine the what, why and how of their videographic practices as ways to remember. This is the first of a series to report on the artists’ conversations. We kick off with team-members’ words from Linda Lai, Winsome Wong and Elaine Wong on how they envision the project. 「錄像宣言2」的創作者的在線對話已經啟動，將在此園地陸續發表。首先，團隊成員的其中三位 – 黎肖嫻、黃慧心、黃淑賢 — 先來道出這次計劃點滴心思與憧憬。