for Visual Music Artists, Writers, and Venues
Time: January 18, 2013 to February 3, 2013
Location: Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Street: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan,
City/Town: Hong Kong
Website or Map: http://videotage.org.hk/proje…
Event Type: gallery, exhibit
Organized By: Perri Bard/Videotage
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2013
Inspired by the history of silent cinema in Québec, Democroscope
presents a diversity of everyday views that collectively serve to
challenge the political grand narratives of our time.
When Léo-Ernest Ouimet opened the first movie palace in Montreal in
1907, he aimed to bring the best cinema to the average citizen at
Today the average citizen can create the best cinema. A typical film
program of that era included politics, news items, human interest
stories, anecdotal observations of every day life, of nature, of
eccentric events. The theatre was so popular the Catholic Church
tried to ban screenings on Sundays.
Drawing from the web - today’s public commons – and from an open call, Democrosope brings you a selection of
historical and contemporary short films for community viewing in physical space, exploring participatory culture by
celebrating the quotidian. These films pose the question What is cinema today?
Videos by Jérémie Battaglia, Josh Bricker, Myrel Chernick, Collective IRouge Ta Rue, Dana Dal Bo, Marcantonio
Lunardi, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Andres Manniste, Dayna McLeod, Stefan Riebel, Lynne Sachs,
Shelly Silver, Miro Soares, Evelin Stermitz, Lily White and me, Steven Woloshen.