Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured is a programme of 8 films by international artists, which shows how artists are creating and building new virtual worlds, and in those spaces how they are exploring environmentalism, new societies, post-apocalypse, the (virtual) body and the afterlife. The programme examines how artists are interpreting different forms of environment, from real to virtual to the spaces in between.
Through Both Sides Now 7, we examine how artists are disrupting, commenting upon, and engaging with virtual worlds, environments, and the coming metaverse.
The programme is the seventh edition of a long-term project that proposes re-readings of artists’ moving image from China, the UK and beyond. In this new edition, videoclub (UK) and Videotage (HK) bring together international artists from the fields of film & video with screenings in the UK and Hong Kong between May and June 2022.
AL+AL, Hard Drive (A:), 8 mins, 2004
Astrid Feringa and Jean Baptiste Castel, This is not the Amazon, 4:56 mins, 2019
Danni Zhang, Mineral Wasteland, 6:18 mins, 2021
Alex May, A Kolkata, 6:36 mins, 2021
LIN Tzu-Huan, Online Funeral Service I – Tamara, 10 mins, 2015
JUAN Poyuan, It just a virtual kiss, 10:05 mins, 2020
Hu Rui Soon, It Will Be Deep Enough, 4:04 mins, 2019
Lawrence Lek, AIDOL 爱道 (SoMA Scene), 7:46 mins, 2019
Programme trailer: https://vimeo.com/702755690
關於彼岸觀自在 About Both Sides Now
Both Sides Now is a tactical programme partnership between Videotage (HK) and videoclub (UK). Which uses contemporary and historical film and video work to explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong, China, and the UK, and beyond.
Image credit: Hard Drive (A:) by AL & AL (2004)