***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。
An accidental death in February (?) 2018 ended young artist Anna Chim’s barely started exciting journey of creative adventures. While revisiting principles of economizing in image-making in film and art history in preparation for my teaching, I accidentally returned to this saved message Anna sent me.
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。
「我們需要少些完美的電影，但需要多些自由的電影。」Jonas Mekas 這話道出了《微敘事 2019: 在這，仍在，現在》的的根底。” We need less perfect but more free films.” Jonas Mekas’s words articulate the ethos and pathos of “Micro Narrative 2019: Right Here, Left Now, Out There”…
Zach McLane and Susan Lin, two fresh graduates from USC, visited the Floating Projects and activities associated with FP members all over Hong Kong a weekend in late September. Zach returns with a “dedication” to mark the brief moment of his trip which seems the new beginning of many things to come. And what about videography?
An epilogue written on 22 June 2018 by Linda Lai for Videography. Micro Narratives. Temporal Beings. Our Manifesto / 2018]***黎肖嫻為《我們的錄像宣言》（2018）寫於2018年6月22日的「結語」。
These manifestos are to accompany the 18 works in the Concrete Videos program to be screened at Floating Projects, 4:00-6:00pm, 9 January 2016, produced and curated by Linda Lai. +The project described here was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. 9042111 […]