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WMA Hosts Exhibition to Discuss Transition in Hong Kong

14 April @ 10:00 am - 24 April @ 8:00 pm

Free

To spark discussions on the issue of transition in Hong Kong, the WYNG Media Award (WMA) will host an exhibition. Featuring at the event are works from three different WMA programmes, including

 nine finalists of the current cycle of WMA Masters exploring the theme of Transition from a range of perspectives;
 three moving image works of WMA Film by three different filmmakers using crowd-sourced footage telling the story of a day of transition in Hong Kong on 1 July 2017 from different angles; and
 still and moving-images as well as installation works of WMA Commission by Ducky TSE Chi-tak examining the identity of Hong Kong people in transition.

Commenting on the event and the theme, Project Director of WMA Vivian Fung says, “Transitions manifest before a turn. They are the in-between: the progression, the regression, the metamorphosis that transpire ahead of change. At the juncture of the 20th anniversary of sovereignty transfer in Hong Kong, the exhibition may perhaps serve as a depot. Using visual images as taking off points, we hope to have dialogues on transitions seen, matters overlooked, brewing scenarios and hopeful resolve for Hong Kong.”

The winner of WMA Masters, to be announced at the opening of the Exhibition on 14 April 2018, will receive a cash prize of HKD250,000. Each of the finalists will receive HKD15,000.

Three Filmmaker Takes for WMA Film
WMA Film held its first public film project “1 July 2017—A Day in Transition” last year. It invited video submissions from the public on the theme “Transition” to tell stories from Hong Kong through the eyes of people who know and care about the city. The new “WMA Film Exhibition” will feature the co-created moving image works from the above programme. Using crowd-sourced footage of the day of transition in Hong Kong on 1 July 2017, three filmmakers gave their different renditions on how transition is manifested from the past, in the present and towards the future. They are:

 Steven DHOEDT – Belgium-based filmmaker, producer and cinematographer who lived in Hong Kong in the late 90s. His most recent documentary film, ‘REACH FOR THE SKY’, had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival 2015 and won both the award for Best Belgian Documentary at the 2016 Docville festival and the Ensor for Best Documentary at the Film Festival of Ostend 2016.
 SEEAHOLE (Dave KONG, Kenji MA, Eason YUEN) – a groove-based music group launched in 2017, as a music and art projects curatorial team.
 Stanley TAM – Hong Kong-based film producer and educator, currently Vice Chairman of the Film Editors Association.

WMA Commission
The venue will also host ‘All That. Doesn’t’, a solo exhibition of Ducky TSE Chi-tak presenting his works supported by WMA Commission 2015/16 in response to the theme “Identity” which is an extension of his ‘All That. Matters’ exhibition in January 2018. The new set of work began with the physical border between Hong Kong and the Mainland China to explore the transitions of Hong Kong people’s identity. Through 26 images and 5 installations, Tse leads the audience to travel from the hustle and bustle of the city centre from ‘All That. Matters’ to the neglected and remote regions of Hong Kong in ‘All That. Doesn’t’.

A set of special events will complement the exhibition. For more information, please visit wma.hk

Venue

Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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