[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: IP Yuk-Yiu – CLOUDS FALL

Artist Statement

Video (2014)

Clouds Fall is a series of virtual tableaux, a speculative portrait of violence and its aftermath at the end of time. Together with Another Day of Depression in Kowloon (2012) and The Plastic Garden (2013), Clouds Fall forms a trilogy created using hacked and reworked materials from the video game franchise Call of Duty. The work attempts to unearth hidden poetics while creating parallels through a kind of uncanny observation and navigation in the found virtual landscapes.

  • IP Yuk-Yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films to live video performances and media installations, have been showcased at international festivals including European Media Art Festival, File Festival, the Image Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, and ISEA. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative promoting new media art in Hong Kong. IP has lectured extensively on film, video and media art. As Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, his recent works explore real-time and computational forms of cinema.

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