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04 Jul 2011

Videotage

Videotage (literally merging the two concepts of "Video" and "Montage") is a non-profit interdisciplinary artist collective, which focuses on the development of video and new media art in Hong Kong. Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists to a media art and culture network for cross-disciplinary cultural productions and international exchange of ideas and knowledge. 

With the continuous support from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Videotage organizes exhibitions, workshops, performances, artist-in-residencies and exchange programs to bring media art closer to our everyday life. Curatorial projects not only takes place at Videotage’s office at the Cattle Depot Artist Village, or formerly at the Oil Street Artist Village, but expands to different spheres in the public – at shopping mall, at school, and in collaboration with museum and art centre locally and worldwide.

VMAC (Videotage Media Art Collection) was officiated in 2008 with mission to collect, preserve and build an extensive archive of video and media art of Hong Kong. Representing more than 20 years of development in media art, VMAC, that is opened to general public in 2011, together with the eight volumes of The Best of Videotage, a publication series that captures over 100 artists’ work in print, are of high significant educational value to the discourse of media archeology and art history in Hong Kong.

Videotage, a listed media art organisation in UNESCO, has been long-term collaborator with other media art organizations to for the betterment of video art and new media art locally and worldwide. Videotage has been the strategic partner of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, that celebrated its 15th Anniversary in 2011. Videotage is also invited to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Gwangju Biennial, Guangzhou Triennial, ISEA Festival and etc. International exposure also appears in form of exchange programs with the British Arts Festival, the Goethe-Institut, also participated in Remake HK, Project Unlimited organised by the Guggenheim Museum and Youtube in 2010.

VIdeotage conceives new media art as a cultural movement that brings art and technology productions to nodes of intersections. To promote a free and open DIY culture, Videotage begins to host Dorkbot HK in 2010. The network will be a hotbed of creativity and innovation, where artists actively engage with technology, addressing contemporary social, political and cultural concerns.

With the continuous support from Hong Kong Arts Development Council and other funders, Videotage organizes exhibitions, workshops, performances, and exchange programs to bring new media art closer to our everyday life. Starting from 2009, Videotage strives to preserve its extensive archive of local video art. Representing 20 years of development in media art, the archive is of significant educational value in the discourse of HK’s media archeology and art history.