FILM AT FABRICA: Both Sides Now 5
Time & Location
About The Event
Presented by videoclub in partnership with Fabrica
Doors & bar open 7.15pm, Event starts 7.30pm
Both Sides Now 5 looks at the way in which artist filmmakers are exploring Queer culture, using various film and video techniques, to explore aspects of Queer life in Hong Kong and the UK. British colonialism widely affected legal discrimination against LGBT people – specifically homosexual men (just as in Britain, female homosexuality was not recognised in colonies). As in many colonies, laws criminalising male homosexuality were slow to change in Hong Kong, with decriminalisation taking until 1991, as opposed to 1967 in the UK. In 2019, laws regarding equality for LGBTQ+ people are almost equal. Though reception to Queer people in the UK and Hong Kong varies widely geographically, generationally and socially. With the rise of right-wing sentiments globally, the acceptance Queer people have enjoyed feels like it is in descent.
In response to post-colonialism and the rise of right-wing opinions, we have curated this programme to show a range of artworks that explore Queer identity and culture. Filmmakers from both sides explore aspects of LGBTQI+ life – with artists from both the UK and Hong Kong making work that reflects upon Queer identity, life and creativity.
Both Sides Now is a tactical program that uses film and video to explore culture and society between different nations, the UK, China and Hong Kong, and beyond. It is a project developed in collaboration between videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong).
Programme of films
Films from Hong Kong and China
Differences Do Matter, Anson Mak, 1998, 3’00”
Teach German with Petra Von Kant, Ming Wong, 2017, 8’00”
The Drum Tower, Fan Po Po, 2016, 17’52”
A Glass of Water, Kayla Wu, 2019, 4’30”
Films from UK
Handclap/Punchhole, Charlotte Prodger, 2011, 9’46”
Something Said, Jay Bernard, 2017, 7’33”
God is Watching, Matt Lambert, 2017, 3’24”
Where We Are Now, Lucie Rachel, 2016, 9’29”
Total run time: 63 mins
We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited.
Bookings can also be made in during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at Fabrica during office hours.
Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable.
Matt Lambert, God is Watching, 2017 (courtesy of the artist, Tate and Random Acts)