Videoclub: DeNatured


A Kolkata by Alex May is included in an exciting programme of films being shown in RCA London, Fabrica Brighton, HART Haus Hong Kong and more.

Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured

Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured is a programme of 8 films by international artists, which shows how artists are creating and building new virtual worlds, and in those spaces how they are exploring environmentalism, new societies, post-apocalypse, the (virtual) body and the afterlife. The programme explores how artists are interpreting different forms of environment, from real to virtual to the spaces in between.

Through Both Sides Now 7, we examine how artists are disrupting, commenting upon, and engaging with virtual worlds, environmentalism, and the coming metaverse.

“A Kolkata” (2021) – The Forest of Stories

The programme is the seventh edition of a long-term project that proposes re-readings of artists’ moving image from China, the UK and beyond. In this new edition, videoclub (UK) and Videotage (HK) bring together international artists from the fields of film & video with screenings in the UK and Hong Kong between May and June 2022.

https://videoclub.org.uk/both-sides-now-7-simulation-screenings-in-uk-and-hong-kong/

SCREENING DETAILS

The programme will be screened in Hong Kong and in the UK at various venues during May and June 2022.

Both Sides Now 7 will show at Fabrica Gallery in Brighton on 26 May and at Phoenix in Leicester on 16 June. Additional dates/venues to follow.

BRIGHTON
VENUE: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, 26 May, 7pm
PRICE FOR TICKET: £3
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HONG KONG
VENUE: HART Haus, 3/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
DATE AND TIME: 30 May, 7pm
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LEICESTER
VENUE: Phoenix Cinema, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, 16 June, 8pm
PRICE FOR TICKET: £5
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LONDON
VENUE: Royal College of Art, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
DATE AND TIME: Monday, 20 June, 6:30pm
PRICE FOR TICKET: FREE
BOOK TICKET: Tickets are free, but please book a place

FILM PROGRAMME

  • AL+AL, Hard Drive (A:), 8 mins, 2004
  • Astrid Feringa and Jean Baptiste Castel, This is not the Amazon, 4:56 mins, 2019
  • Danni Zheng, Mineral Wasteland, 6:18 mins, 2021
  • Alex May, A Kolkata, 6:36 mins, 2021
  • LIN Tzu-Huan, Online Funeral Service I – Tamara, 10 mins, 2015
  • JUAN Poyuan, It was just a virtual kiss, 10:05 mins, 2020
  • HU Rui, Soon It Will Be Deep Enough, 4:04 mins, 2019
  • Lawrence Lek, SoMA (Extract from AIDOL, 2019), 7:46 mins, 2019