ADC project grant: "Videography. Documentary Impulses. Our Manifesto"

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"Videography. Documentary Impulses. Our Manifesto" was awarded a publication grant (Media Art) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for HKD187,700 (187 thousand seven hundred Hong Kong dollars) on 11 February 2020. The project is the 2nd edition of Lai's Manifesto project on videography, which was initiated in 2016. The project asks the question of how to keep videography socially and culturally engaged innovative experiments and preserved artistic of artistic agency in a time when image-making tools are ubiquitous.
This (second) edition, Manifesto II, involves 40 fresh and emerging artists from Hong Kong and the US (mainly graduates of USC) to (1) make and select videos that manifest their understanding of videography's documentary impulse, (2) theorize their practice and method by writing their own manifesto, (3) engage in dialogues through semester events led by Dr. Linda Lai, and (4) to publish their manifestos in book form with their selected videos included in a DVD.
The deliverable will be a 250-page book with a DVD set of 10 hours of work.


Awarded date11 Feb 2020
Degree of recognitionRegional
Granting OrganisationsHong Kong Arts Development Council