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In Her Own Words: Historic Works by Ellen Pau

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Type: Screening
Language: Multiple
Audience: Everyone
Location: Online
Programme
29 May 2022
1 Jun 2022

In Her Own Words: Historic Works by 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.

In Her Own Words: Historic Works by Ellen Pau is a four-day screening programme that presents a selection of works made by the artist between 1988 and 2015. Each video includes an audio commentary by Pau, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the ideas and inspiration behind her work, and their place within her creative evolution.

This screening programme is co-presented by M+ and Art Basel.

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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, Recycling Cinema (still), 2000. 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, Recycling Cinema (still), 2000. 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, Song of the Goddess (still), 1992. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

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