Art as Social Interaction-Hong Kong/Taiwan Exchange 'Exodus of Nowhere' Episode one


Art as Social Interaction-Hong Kong/Taiwan Exchange

Date: 24/10/2014 Time: 7:30 – 10:30 pm Location: Videotage Cattle Depot Artist Village 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

‘Exodus of Nowhere’ – episode one co-created:enoch ng、kelvin wu、lee waiyi | produced:v-artivist|language: cantonese/fujian dialect/hainan dialect/chaozhou dialect/mandarin/spanish/persian/english/chinese and english subtitles| 2002﹣2013/hong kong /75 min/colors/dv

exodus of nowhere is a series of work concerning the relationships between the grassroot people and borders. episode one would be shown in this film festival.

prologue: capital globalization adores the free global flows and connections, declaring that we are living in a world without borders. however, the so-called “free flow" only belongs to capital agglomeration, the flow is far less easy and free for grassroots. the flow for grassroots always comes along with numerous barriers and casualties. ethnic conflicts have led to infinite tragedy in history. unfortunately, tragedies seem to have repeated themselves, over and over again. can this spell be ever broken? the three people who made this film is trying to find a trace, through looking into small family histories and grand narration of human migration.

the water is wide: conflicts evolving around “migration" and “locality" have been furious in hong kong recently. it seems that these two can only be to a pair of confrontation. the water is wide tells the story of the very first of these serious conflicts, which is the right of abode issue of children of hong kong citizens who were born in the mainland china before the 1997 handover. at the fourteenth anniversary of National People’s Conference interpretation of Basic Law (concerning the right of abode), we look back at this story and seek for a standing point for a human being.

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