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Energy and Vibrations: An Afternoon with Ellen Pau

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Artist: Ellen Pau
Type: Talk
Language: Multiple
Audience: Adults

Energy and Vibrations: An Afternoon with Ellen Pau

For more than three decades, Hong Kong’s pioneer moving image artist Ellen Pau has sought to reveal the connections between humanity and our environment. Through a deft interplay of sound and visuals, Pau’s video works sharpen our perceptions of different frequencies, including the underlying energy of human relations, the subtle rhythms of the city, and echoes of its historical past.

This screening and talk with Ellen Pau will help contextualise The Shape of Light, a new work co-commissioned by M+ and Art Basel for the M+ Facade. The event will give audiences a rare opportunity to view a selection of Pau’s past works and learn about their place within the artist’s creative evolution.

Energy and Vibrations is co-presented by M+ and Art Basel. The event will be moderated by Ulanda Blair, M+ Curator of Moving Image. Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese will be available.

This event contains sensitive content that is restricted to people aged 18 or above. Ticket holders must provide an up-to-date photographic ID showing proof of age for inspection upon entry.

Ellen Pau, She Moves (still), 1988. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Drained II (still), 1989. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Diversion (still), 1990. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Song of the Goddess (still), 1992. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Recycling Cinema (still), 1998. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, For Some Reasons (still), 2003. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, For:Give, (still), 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, She Moves (still), 1988. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Drained II (still), 1989. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Diversion (still), 1990. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Song of the Goddess (still), 1992. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, Recycling Cinema (still), 1998. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, For Some Reasons (still), 2003. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellen Pau, For:Give, (still), 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Selected Works

About the Artist

Ellen Pau (b. 1961, Hong Kong) aims to raise our awareness of our physical presence and inspire contemplation of what it means to be, to exist, here and now, and beyond that, the space each of us occupies. Pau became one of the earliest pioneering video artists in Hong Kong. Beyond artistic creation, she has also been a leader in the promotion, curation, and education of art and culture in Hong Kong, through the founding of several important initiatives, including the city’s oldest video artist collective and archive for media art, Videotage (1986).

Portrait of artist Ellen Pau by Ng Tze Kwan.

Pau also founded Microwave International New Media Arts Festival in 1996. Her works have been exhibited locally and worldwide in film festivals and art exhibitions. In 2001, Recycling Cinema, one of her most significant video installations, was presented at the Hong Kong Pavilion in the 49th Venice Biennale.

Image at top: Ellen Pau, The Shape of Light (still), 2022. Co-commissioned by M+, Hong Kong and Art Basel

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