On two Saturdays during the exhibitions of Killing TV and Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror, Art After Hours will be inviting speakers who work in the areas of art, design, and VHS video collection to engage in fascinating conversations with the curators of the exhibitions. Each session will not only offer an in-depth discussion of the exhibitions but also extend beyond; the speakers will also be interacting with the audience and encouraging a greater understanding of the exhibition’s themes from a variety of perspectives.
Reimagining VHS Tape
5.11.2023 (Sunday) 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
In this first Art After Hours session, Aled Simons and Samuel of VCRBase will be discussing how their work reclaims home videos lost to the tides of time. While Simons, an artist in the Killing TV exhibition, draws inspiration from the memories preserved in home videos and gives them new life, VCRBase literally collects and restores Hong Kong home videos, in a mission to preserve traces of the past and narrate memories for a new generation. In rather different ways, both Simons and VCRBase seek out and preserve fading memories; together, their work demonstrates the value of home videos, not just as a record and means of responding to the past, but also as footage reinterpreted to reflect the contemporary.
Speakers: Aled Simons and VCRBase co-member Samuel
Moderators: Jill Chun, Associate Curator, and Tiffany Leung, Assistant Curator (co-curators of Killing TV)
Image Making and Publication Sharing
18.11.2023 (Saturday) 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
This session of Art After Hours invites the graphic designer Julie Peeters to share some of her design inspiration as well as her artistic practice in a conversation with Louiza Ho, the co-curator of I’ll Be Your Mirror. With a wealth of experience working with curators, Peeters will be offering an inside look at how design can respond to an art exhibition and to ideas in contemporary art. She will also be talking about her image-making practice, in particular BILL, her annual magazine, as well as visual narratives more generally.
Speaker: Julie Peeters
Moderator: Louiza Ho, Tai Kwun Associate Curator (co-curator of I’ll Be Your Mirror)
Venue: JC Contemporary 2/F
The conversation will be conducted in Cantonese and English with bilingual simultaneous interpretation.