– Ip Yuk-yiu 葉旭耀
Rehearsals for muted films #2 reworks three Hollywood films with stories that were set against Hong Kong. The work for the visitor is a speechless excursions of projected text, which proposes new ways of seeing, listening and reading popular cinema while at the same time re-imagining the dialogue (or the lack of it) as an allegorical conversation about culture and identity. The three films are Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), The World of Suzie Wong (1960) and Enter the Dragon (1973).
About IP Yuk-yiu
Ip Yuk-yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films to live video performances and media installations, have been showcased extensively at international festivals including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival, the Image Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, Hong Kong International Film Festival and more. He is a founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Ip has lectured extensively on film, video and media art. Currently he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong where his recent works explore real-time and computational forms of cinema. His computational installation, Between the threshold of good and evil: film noir no.1 (Double Indemnity), was presented at the WMC_e4 in 2010.