“Exquisite Corpse Video Project 2” screening at Free Culture TinyFest “Wikitopia,” Hong Kong, 2010. Courtesy Videotage
Videotage began as a facilitator for collaborative time-based projects. Videotage (literally merging the two concepts of “video” and “montage”) is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artist collective that focuses on the development of video and new-media art in Hong Kong.
The collective aims to boost awareness of Hong Kong video and new media art activities locally and internationally. Its artist members have participated in numerous cultural exchanges and art festivals, including Asia-Pacific Triennial (Australia), European Media Art Festival (Germany), Experimenta (Australia), Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Image Forum Festival (Japan), Gwangju Biennale (Korea), Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (Australia), Transmediale (Germany), Venice Biennale (Italy), and Videobrasil (Brazil).
Videotage also invites internationally renowned artists and curators to present talks, seminars, and workshops in Hong Kong. Previous guests include: Francesca da Rimini, cyber-feminist; Gary Hill, video artist; Barbara London, curator of the department of film and video at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Momentum, mixed-electronic-media performance group; and Jun-jieh Wang, Taiwan-based video artist, among others.