Burning Things: A showcase of work by artist filmmakers from the UK and Hong Kong

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Credit: Burning Things installation view Videotage Hong Kong 23 25 March 2023

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network partnered with g39 (Cardiff) and Videotage (Hong Kong) to present a selection of new moving image work by early-career artists from England, Wales and Hong Kong. Supported by the British Council, the artists took part in a programme of professional practice workshops, which aimed to strengthen collaboration and forge new connections between artists in the UK and Hong Kong.

Credit: Burning Things installation view Videotage Hong Kong 23 25 March 2023

Artists featured in the programme included: Asmaa Jama, Aled Simons, Bo Choy, Ben Dawson, Chris Childs,Hou Lam Tsui, Kit Griffiths, Kitty Yeung, Kwan Q Li, Phoenix Ngo Chun Tse, Paul R Jones, Ronan Mackenzie, Roanna Holmes Frodsham, Radha Patel, Samson Wong Pak Hang, Tobi Onabolu, Thisby Cheng and Zillah Bowes.

Credit: Paul R Jones Hyperobjectivity 2022 video still

Burning Things, a programme of work by a new generation of moving image artists screened at the Royal College of Art (London, 21 March), Videotage (Hong Kong, 23-25 March), and g39 (Cardiff, 19 May). Travelling through speculative futures, archival histories and animated worlds, the films featured in the programme draw upon dance, poetry and performance, with innovative approaches to new media technologies. With moments of solace, humour, joy and sadness, each film burns with a brief intensity, casting new light from amidst the murk of uncertain times.

Credit: Samson Wong Kingswin Oath 2021 video still
Credit: Bo Choy War of Perception 2020 film still