REMY SIU, DANIEL O’SHEA, SEPEHR SAMIMI, PAUL PAROCZAI, CLARA CHEUNG, GUM CHENG
要是留著你 / IF [I WAS] TO RETAIN YOU is an experimental documentary operating simultaneously across three screens. It follows two local Hong Kongers contemplating the possibility of leaving the city and a young Canadian returning from abroad. A collaboration between Vancouver and Hong Kong artists, the footage was filmed during the 20th anniversary of the 1997 “Handover.”
The work is a tone-poem exploring a stagnant time between the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the 2019 Pro-Democracy protests spurred by the now infamous “Extradition Bill.”
This experimental film can live in a theatre, gallery exhibition spaces, and cinemas where the 3 screen format is available. In this way, we are seeking presentation opportunities in the performing arts, visual arts, and new media contexts.
Hong Kong Premiere in 2020/2021. Available for touring in 2020/2021.
REMY SIU, DANIEL O’SHEA, SEPEHR SAMIMI, and PAUL PAROCZAI are interdisciplinary artists based in Vancouver with backgrounds that span Film, Theatre, Music, and New Media. They are also members of — or work with — Hong Kong Exile and A Wake of Vultures.
Together and apart, these artists have made several evening-length works performed nationally and internationally in Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Winnipeg, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Utrecht, Glasgow and more. In these cities, they have been presented by the PuSh Festival, the Music Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Guadeamus Muziekweek, and more.
CLARA CHENG and GUM CHENG (C&G) are two Hong Kong artists who founded and operate C&G Artpartment in Hong Kong. Their work responds to social and cultural issues with a strong focus on local art ecology.
Photos by Remy Siu, Daniel O’Shea and Sepehr Samimi
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Followed by a talk back
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