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This interactive timeline chronicles the key events in the development of new media art in Hong Kong from 1970 until the present. 


Notes

1. Ellen Pau and Phoebe Wong, ‘Ellen Pau’, Ocula Magazine, 18 January 2019, https://ocula.com/magazine/conversations/ellen-pau/

2. Ko, S. N. “Hong Kong Independent Shorts.” In I-Generations: Independent, Experimental and Alternative Creations from the 60s to Now《自主世代: 六十年代至今自主,實驗,另類創作》, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Film Archive, 2001, p. 11

3. The German section of the exhibition consisted of artists Hana Franzel, Ingo Gunther, Barbara Hamman, Rebecca Horn, Manfred P. Cage, Mike Krebs, C. Newman, Ulrike Rosenbach, Ulay & Marina Abramovic and Wolf Vostell.

The Japanese section of the exhibition consisted of artists Mitsuru Fujii, Sakumi Hagiwara, Daizaburo Harada, Fumio Hongo, Mako Idemitsu, Yuichi Ishikawa, Shinsuke Ina, Takashi Inagaki, Nobuhiro Kawanaka, Naoko Kurotsuka, Hisako Kushiyama, Masahiro Maeda/Noriko Maeda/Satoshi Matsumara/Hitomi Zeniya, Toshio Matsumoto, Kyoko Michishta, Koichi Mizuno/Masato Ishino/Katsuyuki Okuda/Yoshiko Kuriyama/Katsuhiko Ichiba, Kou Nakajima, Fujiko Nakaya, Ritz Ogawa, Kazu Okada, Izumi Okunaka, Shin Saito, Yoshitaka Shimano, Shuji Terayama/Shuntaro Tanikawa, Hironori Terai, Kazuo Tsutsumi, Shotaro Uchiyama, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Keigo Yamaguchi and Keigo Yamamoto.

The British section of the exhibition was programmed by Stuart Marshall, and consisted of artsists John Adams, Neil Armstrong, Ian Bourn, Catherine Elwes, David Finch, Sera Furneaux, Mick Hartney, Steve Hawley, Tina Keane, Richard Layzell, Antonia Sherman/Mark Lucas, Elsa Stansfiled and Madelon Hooykaas, Caroline Stone, Margaret Warwick, Jeremy Welsh. 

The American section of the exhibition was sent by John Hanhardt from the 1983 Whitney Biennial, held earlier that same year (March 15 – May 29, 1983), and replicates precisely its video programme. It consisted of artists Juan Downey, Bruce Charlesworth, Ken Feingold, Edin Velez, Shalom Gorewitz, Stan Vanderbeek, Bill Viola, Mathew Geller, Doug Hall, Howard Fried, Barbara Buckner, Gary Hill, Bob Snyder, Nam June Paik/Shigeko Kubota and Martha Rosler.

4. … Will be Televised: Video Documents from Asia, vimeopro, accessed 17 November 2023, https://vimeopro.com/deepdishtv/will-be-televised-video-documents-from-asia-fall-1990/video/178267806

Figure List

1. Tarō Okamoto 岡本 太郎, Tower of the Sun, at Expo 70, Japan, 1970.

2. Phoenix Cine Club Experimental Film Workshop, c. 1970s. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

3. Production still of Accident (1967), directed by Law Kar (left) with Sek Kei as the cinematographer (right). Law Kar Archive. Courtesy of Law Kar and Hong Kong Memory. https://www.hkmemory.hk/MHK/collections/Archival_Camera_Collection/All_Items/images/201611/t20161110_82641.html

4. Programme of the Alternative film & Video Festival, Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

5. Cybernetic Art of Tsai Wen Ying — Exhibition Poster, Hong Kong Art History Research Project. Courtesy of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Asia Art Archive.

6. Hong Kong Museum of Art Newsletter (November and December 1979). Hong Kong Art History Research Project. Courtesy of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Asia Art Archive.

7. Danny Yung榮念曾 and Gus Wong 王守謙 (dir.), Journey to the East, Part III: Questions, 1980. Zuni Icosahedron, Shouson Theatre Hong Kong Arts Centre, 7 November 1980–10 January 1981.

8. Hong Kong International Video Art Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 9-13 December, 1983.

9. Videotage graphic, c. 1997. Courtesy of Videotage.

10. ‘Danny Yung & Ellen Pau in Zuni Icosahedron Offices’, c. 1980s. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

11. Cover of Video Power, Hong Kong: Videotage and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2000.

12. Two Visions: Between Reality and Imagination, programme, 1989. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

13. Videotage 1990/91 - Deep Dish & Others, Invitation. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

14. Ellen Pau 鮑藹倫, Bik Lai Chu, 1995 at InfoART, Kwangju Biennale 1995. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

15. ‘First funding received from Hong Kong Arts Development Council’, c. 1996. Ellen Pau Archive. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and Asia Art Archive.

16. Microwave Festival, 1997. Courtesy of Videotage.

17. Exhibition view: Ellen Pau, What about Home Affairs?, Para Site, Hong Kong (8 December 2018–3 March 2019). Courtesy Para Site. Photo: Eddie Lam, Image Art Studio.

18. Screening of The Shape of Light on the M+ Facade, 2022. Courtesy of Ellen Pau and M+, Hong Kong. Photo: Lok Cheng M+, Hong Kong.

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