Guest Talk – Diana Lee

We will have Film Producer Diana Lee in our next colloquium held on 28 Mar 2017 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “How to bring a film idea from concept to reality, and onto the screens”. The talk will start at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 28 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: How to bring a film idea from concept to reality, and onto the screens

About the films:
It all starts out with an idea: excavate a family’s hidden secret, explore a social condition, shed light on human rights abuses; to entertain, to inspire, to challenge. Whatever the idea, whatever the intention, how do filmmakers bring that idea to reality, convey the story through visually captivating images, words, and sounds? And once the film is made, how do you get it to be seen, for it to reach millions of viewers? Diana will show excerpts of her previous films and share how she works with filmmakers to get a film made and be seen.

Films will include: THE PRIESTESS WALKS ALONE, STOLEN: LIVES IN EXILE, THE BOSS, 24th STREET, and CODE RED.

About the Speaker:
Diana is an award winning film producer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, including producing, programming, marketing and distribution.

Her recent films include: Small Talk (Panorama, Berlinale 2017, Golden Horse Film Festival 2016), The Priestess Walks Alone (Golden Harvest FF 2017, Queer Screen 2017, &Proud Yangong 2017, NHK Inside Lens), Stolen: Lives in Exile (China/Iran). She’s also worked on entertainment television shows, commercials and PSAs.

Diana’s films have received funding and support from Eurodoc, ITVS, The Paul Robeson Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, Taiwan Cultural Foundation, New Taipei City Film Production Grant, and Busan Asian Cinema Fund.

Prior to becoming a producer, she worked with many leading media arts organizations in the United States including: Center for Asian American Media, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, Women Make Movies, Arts Engine, NY Asian American International Film Festival.

Diana received her MA in media studies from The New School University, and is currently based in Taipei and NY.

To find out more about Diana Lee, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Guest Talk – Carolina Fernández-Castrillo

We will have Professor Carolina Fernández-Castrillo in our next colloquium held on 20 Mar 2017 (Monday) to give a talk with the topic “Media Culture Archaeology: From Futurism to Digital Avant-gardes”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 20 Mar 2017 (Monday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Media Culture Archaeology: From Futurism to Digital Avant-gardes

Abstract:
Some of the most original cultural expressions at the beginning of the 21st century can be related to the Futurist desire of provocation and rupture with traditions. Since 1909, the Italian Avant-garde embraced the modern adventure establishing the fundamental prerogative of the interdisciplinary fusion of art, science and technology. Nowadays, new cultural forms in hypermedia, expanded reality, interactive broadcast and screen media are constantly redefining the relationship between the creators of content and their audiences, who increasingly are becoming “producers”. The pioneering projects in Media Culture constitute an inspiring milestone for current aesthetic innovation in Digital Humanities and a starting point to comprehend the evolution of real time interaction, immersive environments and intermediality.

About the Speaker:
Carolina Fernández-Castrillo is Professor of Digital Culture and Transmedia Communication at Madrid Open University (UDIMA) and New York University (NYU-Madrid). She is also Guest Professor in the International Master of Visual Media at IE School of Communication.

She is Ph.D. at Complutense University of Madrid (European Doctorate Mention, Extraordinay Doctoral Award and Best Ph.D. Royal Complutense College at Harvard University) and Ph.D. with distinction at Sapienza University of Rome.

Prof. Fernández-Castrillo was Lecturer at both universities and Visiting Scholar at Yale University and in the Institute of Theater and Media Studies at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. She was also Invited Professor of the Doctoral Program in Media Studies at Bayreuth Universität. She is the author of several publications and invited lectures in international seminars on Visual Studies, Media Archaeology and Intermediality. She combines her theoretical knowledge with her projects as curator of cultural events specialized in Media Arts. Since 2009 she is Associate Researcher and Project Manager at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

To find out more about Carolina Fernández-Castrillo, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Guest Talk – Ray Lee

On 07 Mar 2017 (Tuesday), we’ll have Artist Ray Lee in a colloquium session co-organized with Hong Kong Arts Festival. He will talk about the ideas behind his project Chorus and his works in the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

Date: 07 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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About the Talk:
Ray Lee, the creator of Chorus, will talk about the ideas behind this project and his works in the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

About the Speaker:
Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist and composer. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore “circles of ether”, the invisible forces that surround us.

His immersive and mesmerizing works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor work Chorus aim to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art. Force Field was awarded an honorary mention in the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica.

Ray is a Professor of Sound Art at Oxford Brookes University, and an associate artist of OCM (Oxford Contemporary Music).

To find out more about Ray Lee, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

About Chorus:
Chorus, this hypnotic installation by UK sound artist Ray Lee, will illuminate the evening dusk in Kowloon Park during the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Towering above, a series of giant metal tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical pitches creating a pulsating, harmonic drone, singing out a hypnotic siren call to all those present.

Red lights on the arms appear like a whirling swarm of fireflies, or of planets in motion, emitting mesmerizing orbits of colour. These intersecting lights trace rings in the sky, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a cohesive harmonious whole, “a sticky flux” that is both uplifting and transfixing.

Exhibition Details:
Free Admission
Date/Time:
2-3, 7-10 Mar 2017   6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm, 9:30pm
4-5 Mar 2017  3:00pm, 3:45pm. 4:30pm, 6:45pm. 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10pm
Venue:  Piazza, Kowloon Park
Website: www.hk.artsfestival.org