31 / 3 - 1 / 4 / 2017 > 20:00
2 / 4 / 2017 > 15:00 ; 20:00
MO〔VE〕MENT: CROSSING BORDER︳BORDER CROSSING—INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CROSSING-MEDIA
9-22/ 10/ 2017
JCCAC Art Village-HK
CDAV Art Villge-HK
HK SPACE MUSEUM
HK SCIENCE MUSEUM
OCT-Space B10 Shenzhen-China...
Art is not stereotype. The Festival discloses visual language that blurs the borders between stereotypes, categories or preconceived notions. It imagines and reimagines the new physical-psychological, visual-conceptual, structural-spatial… boundary, thinking and re-thinking the urban-rural, geo-political, infra︳inter-structural, socio-cultural, virtual-mediated, physical-metaphysical… confinement in the trans-cultural, cross-territory contexts, and covering and uncovering refreshing perspectives︳structures of thought-form and vision-event connecting the heterogeneity of body and hybrid media… The Festival 2017 further perpetuates, explores and develops the conversation being built upon the last festival which focused on the ‘geo-political border’ and on also such themes revolving around urban crisis, refugee problem, body criticism, gender, post-colonial identity, imagery and media, etc.
MO〔VE〕MENT- FROM A MOMENT IN TIME TO A MOVEMENT IN HISTORY
While the Festival may create visual objects of curiosity, complexity and ideas for speculation, it is not simply a MOMENT OF ‘ART ATTACK’, it embraces platforms/ methodologies of pedagogy for public mediation and forges co-extensive spaces for such co-participants as artists, educators, school and social learners to develop self, interactive or constructive learning. The Festival makes every moment of intervention count and makes it further-developing and evolving. Every moment embraces its intrinsic value and the Festival brings this value further to public understanding and impact. “MO〔VE〕MENT” presents works and projects existing in “the current moment/ frame of space-time” and/ or “a movement in the past or future history” with on-going thought-discussion. The dialogical and performative platform is not intending to create a new page in art history, nor spearheading culture towards a movement encompassing collateral event at the expense of discourse; rather, it emerges from a speculation with our time and a dialogue with history in the everyday.
The Festival supports the different vision, state and ontology of art, and it nurtures emerging forms of visual art and its transient expression or extended media. It also brings the complex relationship between the artwork and its author, site, history or urban meaning constructed in the public sphere to discussion.
RETHINKING OF FESTIVAL
The Festival is neither an anti-festival project, nor a one-off event to celebrate visual ideas which cannot last long. The very notion of “FESTIVAL” is not simply an independent or time-based event. Art being displayed in the public space should be a talking point and part of a series of connected links, events, interventions and creative plugs that are inter-transformed in an informative, mediated era of co-learning. While wechating/ celebrating art simply appearing as a “MOMENT” in the fabricated reality of this fleeting existence, the Festival responds to this festive situation by nurturing on-going dialogue, discourse and interactive learning.
(Andrew LAM, Director of MOST, 1.12.2016)