[ISEA2016] Curator Statement: Yidi Tsao (Curator) — Re: FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Programme

Curator Statement

ISEA2016 Residency Programme Exhibition 20 May – 4 July, chi K11 art space

Since 2004, Videotage’s unique residency programme FUSE has brought together artists, curators, researchers, engineers, technologists, mak­ers, bloggers, environmentalists, activists with the aim to explore the synergy among divergent modes of knowledge production. This year, as one of the main organisers of ISEA2016, Videotage collaborated with the K11 Art Foundation to scale up FUSE and bring the participating art­ists to the city of Wuhan, the most populous city in Central China. Carlos Castellanos, Elena Knox, Hiram Wong and artist/technologist duo Re­becca Caines and John Campbell who have been selected from the open call, and stayed at the Kll art village in Wuhan have demonstrated a wide range of interests in employing artistic and technological solutions to address environmental, cultural, communicative and social issues. The works produced during their residency (Jan-May 2016) are exhibited as Re: FUSE at K11 Hong Kong from May 20th to July 4th, 2016.

Co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and Videotage, Re: FUSE is an exhibition, showcasing the results of FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Programme. It includes Office of Environmental Experiments (OEE), exploring the coexistence of nature and technology; Improvised Remembering: Noise into Signal, a work interacting with the emotions of the audience; The Gynoid’s Guide to Continuous Service, exploring the philosophy of society and gender; and The Only Thing We Share is the Past, a work allowing instant communication between Hong Kong and Wuhan.

Re: FUSE is a part of K11’s Electronic Vibes. During 18 May to 4 July, international and local artists are invited to interpret electronic art with multi-discipline. The exhibition also presents a ground-breaking Art Jamming activity with the latest VR gear HTC VIVE, generate a revolutionary experience of juxtaposing virtual reality and art.

Artists: Carlos Castellanos / Elena Knox / Hiram Wong / John Campbell and Rebecca Caines.

Including a performance by Christian Clark, Tobias Klein and Tomas Laurenzo: Awkward Consequence

more info:  videotage.org.hk/web/subpage.php?mid=28&id=360

  • Ms Yidi Tsao (China/HK). Yidi is a curator and art writer who is currently based in Hong Kong and has a strong passion for science and technology. She served as Chair of Artist Residency Programme at the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2016. At the same time, she is also working on a master’s degree program, specializing in Curating Art and Media at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She regularly contributes to art publications and websites, including but not limited to, The Art NewspaperLeap and radian-online, etc. [source: k11artfoundation.org/en/collaboration/yidi-tsao]     tsaoyidi.com