The moving image – in films, video art installations and performances, experimental documentaries, animation and other on-screen representations – has always formed an important genre in contemporary art.
The relationship between cinema and film art on the one hand and the local community and people's daily lives on the other are strong and long lasting. Film art is always a cultural artefact that is intended for a wide audience, its sustainability relies crucially on public support in the same way that community art and culture do. Through the programme, we wanted to connect community art and film art by transforming Oi! into a community cinema.
In Montage Express, each contributor (Autonomous Cinema, ifva, Interact_Arts, Interlocutor, Rooftop Institute and Ying E Chi) featured a three-week programme in succession with different thematic approaches. Their programmes presented the connections between film art and everyday life by exploring and discussing contemporary topics, with different film-making techniques and approaches used. Moving image artists and film-makers also engaged with the community to unfold layers of interaction and dialogue.
Independent Cinema︱Ying E Chi
Screening a series of local and Asian independent films from the vantage point of Hong Kong New Wave in the 1970s
Date: 19.8 – 11.9.2016
Kimchi & Jit Ze︱Rooftop Institute
Presenting a selection of Korean animations that reflect the contemporary Asian culture and individual lives
Date: 12.9 – 2.10.2016
ifva Independent Short Film Highlights︱ifva
Featuring the winning works of the 21st ifva Awards and student works from ‘All About Us' filmmaking project
Date: 3.10 – 23.10.2016
Autonomous Lab︱Autonomous Cinema
Exploring students and young filmmakers' works and their creative processes
Date: 24.10 – 13.11.2016
You are Not Alone︱Interlocutor
Combining artist videos and durational performances to interpret an art space and to pursue the presence of art and time
Date: 14.11.2016 – 4.12.2016
Set in the historic architecture, audience go freely between two cinema spaces to create their unique stories and experiences
Date: 5.12.2016 – 2.1.2017
Venue: Gallery 1 & 2, Oi!
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