Transition ‧

‘The Video Diary of the Crowd, to the Crowd’ Exhibition

Exhibition Period
May 03 - Jun 09, 2019
Exhibition date and time
Fri to Sun, 12nn - 7pm
Exhibition Place
WMA Space (8/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central)

In 2017, WMA launched a crowd-sourced documentary film project, ‘1 July 2017—A Day in Transition’, from which more than 200 videos were gathered from the public. Through juxtaposing these videos, the current exhibition aims to present the dialogues and discussions that have been going on as WMA sets up the WMA video archive. When facilitating accessibility to the video archive, we are inviting more vocabularies and references regarding the categorisation and understanding of the videos in this archive: What are the narrative powers of these precious videos submitted by the public, other than being mere ‘footage’ of documentary? What is the urgency of recording the moment with moving image? These are, perhaps, the first two of some fundamental questions for our contemplation in the crowd-sourcing and video-archiving process.

3/5 (Fri)
4pm - 5:30pm Intellectual Property Rights Workshop (1)  

Co-presented by Mayer Brown 活動由孖士打律師行合辦


Starting in Spring 2019, WMA will present a series of workshops to discuss intellectual property issues relevant to the development, sharing, and co-creation of visual art works, and the use of archival materials.


At our first workshop co-presented with Mayer Brown, Intellectual Property lawyers Amita Haylock and Karen Lee will focus on (i) copyright, (ii) trademarks and passing off, and (iii) Creative Commons and licensing. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. WMA Project Manager Luna Chan will facilitate a panel discussion with our speakers using case studies from both WMA projects and examples provided by artists to highlight the relevant issues in relation to these topics.

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25/5 (Sat)
4pm - 7pm Discussion Forum + Marathon Screening of all '1 July 2017—A Day in Transition' videos  

This forum features a marathon screening of all video footages collected from ‘1 July 2017—A Day in Transition’ Open Call, followed by a conversation with Dr. Linda Lai (interdisciplinary artist, historian and scholar in Hong Kong video art). The discussion will begin with how these unique gazes and amateur image-making can be read in parallel with the narrative approach and documentary impulse in video diary. Case studies on communities and collectives, using video as a medium of documentation, will also be discussed at the forum to shed light on how open calls or crowdsourcing projects may strengthen a community.

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