Asia and the Pacific Screens
5:30pm - 7:30pm
03 Sep 2014
The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
Directed by Elaine W. Ho 何穎雅 and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
2013, 79 mins
Cantonese Chinese and English, with English subtitles
Precipitations is a video work filmed in Kowloon during the rainy spring of 2013. It is less a forecast than a portrait of the city, drawn via the journeys of several people involved to varying degrees with art and social activism. It falls within the precipices of an everyday and the realm of change, where such change comes about by the breadth of a footstep, with the crossing of a threshold, through the struggle for sociopolitical transformation.
Focusing on four groups of artists and activists spread around the vicinities of Yaumatei, one of the last neighbourhoods in the area with vestiges of old Hong Kong, precipitation occurs as the speed and density of Hong Kong’s way of life and as movement in search of another direction.
The screening will be followed by a short discussion.