1. HKU Studium Generale: 100th edition, Mark Dion, 12 sept 2012


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    Why society needs art, Mark Dion (artist/USA) Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the 16th Century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society. Dion has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); and Tate Gallery, London. In his lecture Dion explains his work; at some point he is interviewed by Luuk Wilmering and Willem du Gardijn. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/mark-dion-2789 https://www.facebook.com/HKU.studiumgenerale

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      Documentary about the spanish artist Victor Brossa accompanied by excellent music by Javier Aguilar. The work of Víctor Brossa is socially engaged by reminding us that the true sacred value of art and for finding the true power in our hearts. Strongly influenced by the Leipzig school but also by the abstract painting of Gerhard Richter, he melts in his works figuration and abstraction confronting both extremes, harmonizing and complementing them, constructing and depicting scenes that seem to come from parallel dimensions. The result is a narration, apparently composed by lines and sections where the energy of what is beign created from subtetlies of color texture and forms. In other cases, what is presented in front of our view are images and symbols that combined seemed to reveal a secret to our subconscious mind. This is the way of this artist to show us that art is a path of initiation to our inner magic, a path which can free us from our collective amnesia. There was a time when he perceived the art world as superficial. Art was exalted only as a merchandise. An empty art world where the really essential was forgotten: The sublime, the sacred, the spiritual and above all love where not in trend, so Brossa withdrew to live as a hermit for years devoting to his inner growth and painting. Now everything has changed. After finding the sacred meaning of art, he decided to create, uniting art and consciousness.

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      • Scalators in Loop


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        Documentación de las escaleras mecánicas del museo a modo de cinta de montaje. Los objetos transportados en ella son, en este caso, los visitantes. Una imagen que nos hace pensar en la idea de museo como institución para la construcción del individuo y para la producción de valores inmateriales, como las relaciones sociales, los estilos de vida o cierto tipo de ideologías

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        • Yoko Ono: Passages For Light


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          Premiered by Yoko Ono at Frieze Talks at the Frieze Art Fair on 17 Oct 2008, PASSAGES FOR LIGHT documents two of Yoko's current projects involving light: ONOCHORD and IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

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          • the poured paintings - Frank Bowling at the Tate 2012


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            Abstract Critical interview Frank Bowling about his work and specifically about the Poured Paintings in the Tate exhibition 2012.

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            • QOS 21 Aprile 2011 - Lecture di Vito Campanelli sulla Net Art Media Activism - Quarta Parte: Presupposti Teorici


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              Lecture sul Net.Art.Media.Activism a cura di Vito Campanelli, teorico dei nuovi media. Quarto appuntamento di Quasar Outer Space / / / Oltre Spazio Quasar, la rassegna di eventi culturali promossi dall'Istituto Quasar nel 2011, che rappresentano la risposta all’attuale tendenza evolutiva nel lavoro, nell’arte e nella vita, che sta rendendo sempre più incerto il concetto tradizionale di professione. Un altro presupposto teorico esposto da Vito Campanelli riguarda Laura Marks e il suo libro del 1999 "The skin of the film". La studiosa canadese contemporanea, in particolare, cita il video dell'artista palestinese Mona Hatoum "Measures of distances" del 1988 (che fa parte della collezione della Tate Gallery di Londra), quale esempio di immagine aptica, che invita lo spettatore a far riferimento alla propria memoria e immaginazione piuttosto che alla narrativa (l'apticità protegge lo spettatore dall'immagine e l'immagine dallo spettatore).

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              • Visitors Leaving the Museum


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                Una toma frontal de la salida de la Tate Modern Gallery (una antigua central eléctrica de la ciudad) nos muestra a los visitantes saliendo del museo haciendo alusión a los Trabajadores saliendo de la fábrica de los hermanos Lumière. La institución no es cualquiera, sino uno de los mayores pilares del ocio cultural de masas. Al contrario de los obreros que -como explica Farocki en su vídeo Workers leaving the Factory sobre las imágenes de Lumière- salían deprisa de la fábrica, en este vídeo los visitantes realizan una coreografía lenta, ociosa, cómoda y deambulante. A la vez, la fachada del edificio, en este caso, no es austera y sí que notoriamente muestra signos de poder: un gran cartel anunciando su exposición temporal; curiosamente de Roy Litchenstein uno de los artistas “pop” por antonomasia. El paralelismo que la artista establece entre entre los trabajadores de la fábrica y los visitantes de la Tate nos hace pensar, no sólo en cómo los edificios fabriles han sido refuncionalizados para la cultura, sino también en las nuevas formas de producción. Unas formas en las que las líneas de separación entre trabajador y visitante, o entre ocio y trabajo, se han ido difuminando.

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                • St. Ives: Portrait of the Sea


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                  I have been to St. Ives every year since I was 2 years old. Ever since I visited the place, I grew a true love for it. It is like my second home. Here is a little film I made in homage to the place. The light, the sound and the sea. Shot and edited by me, Billy Jackson, on a Sony FS100, August 2014.

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                  • Artist Wanted Dead Or Alive


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                    Homage to the Artist Marina Moreno 1961 -​ 2006 Interviews & Commentary by those who knew the artist, either through direct collabo­ration in some of her projects, friendship or as work colleagues and academics. The Marina Moreno Foundation, Curated By Internationally renowned curator ENO MORINO has produced this film and it is shown through the auspices of Dead or Alive Media Arts International (DOAMAI) Creative portfolio, devised performance through improvisation and drama, some of the interviewed people did not know Marina at all. show in connection with questioning of curatorial practice

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                    • Uriah John Lee


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                      This is selection of documents (from an old suitcase 'archive') which relate to my great-grandfather. He was a veteran of the First World War, and a highly regarded picture restorer at the Tate Gallery. He received medals for both, including personal appreciation from members of the royal family. The documents are accompanied by parts of a conversation I had with my mother, his granddaughter, when looking through the archive.

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