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Chengdu, China: A4 x KADIST Video Art Screening Series

The A4 x KADIST Video Library Project aims to facilitate access to video works by international contemporary artists for research, education, and enjoyment. The partnership includes a permanent video art viewing space and annual video screening series.

Video Art Screening Series
The annual series of curated screenings and public discussions will create new ways to participate in the discourse of new media art, rethink the meaning of space, materiality, and organization, and close the gap between the audience and new media art. International artists, curators, and scholars will be invited to reflect on the theme of the screening and engage in dialogue with local artists and scholars.

When We Dream of Electric Sheep: Posthumanities in the New Media Era, inaugural screening and opening ceremony, August 30, 2020, 2:30pm

The first screening reflects on the theme of posthumanism, exploring how new media art reshapes post-human consciousness and its subjective narrative expression form. The screening includes a selection of 6 works from the Kadist Video Library that explore the nuances of human ideology.

Li Xiaofei, Argentum (2016), 13:07 mins
Mary Helena Clark, Delphi Falls (2017), 20:00 mins
Jackie Karuti, The Planets, Chapter 32 (2017), 5:11 mins
Charles Lim, SEASTATE 6: Phase 1 (2014), 15:06 mins
Pedro Neves Marques, The Pudic Relation between Machine and Plant (2014), 2:30 mins
Luiz Roque, Zero (2019), 5:30 mins

Here and Now: Socially engaged art in video, screening and conversation between artist Li Binyuan and KADIST’s director of China programs, Shen Ruijun, October 10, 2020, 2:30pm

The second program in the series is in dialogue with the contemporary art exhibition, do it as part of the 6th iSTART Children’s Art Festival which explores interaction and the practice of socially engaged art. The screening will follow with a conversation between artist Li Binyuan and KADIST’s director of China programs, Shen Ruijun. 

Centered on the notions of action and co-creation, do it encourages communities to collaborate on creating art projects, and to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, in order to connect families, schools, and communities and to create a sustainable cultural fabric. Here and Now explores these ideas through different modes of socially engaged art. In the video works, art is observed as a social process of communication, that gives meaning to action, and to understand the importance of action in art.

Sora Kim, Turtle Walk (2010), 5:58 mins
Jeamin Cha, Fog & Smoke (2013), 20:45 mins
Li Binyuan, Freedom Farming (2014), 5:02 mins
Polina Kanis, Workout (2011), 11:40 mins
Xijing Men, Welcome to Xijing – Xijing Olympics, 2008

Upcoming screening programs to be announced.

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