Art in the Cloud

Art In The Cloud – Ellen PAU

Ellen PAU (Artist / Curator)

Pau is a video artist, curator and researcher in Hong Kong. Her early works first appeared in local screening clubs and emerged on the international scene in 1987. In 1986, Pau co-founded Videotage, a media art collective aiming at creating an umbrella organization for local media artists, facilitating artistic and cultural exchange and promoting new media arts to the public. She is the founding director-cum-curator of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. Her single channel videos and video installation works have been extensively exhibited worldwide, including the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennial.

Video: Sight, Sound and Site

On the occasion of “Art in the cloud”, this one-minute video is based on my contribution to “Video Ensemble 2”, a group video exhibition made for networked robots.  On-site, images were displayed on small screens in a miniature black box gallery space. Visitors could watch with their naked eyes. Off-site visitors are expected to turn to the internet to control four robots to pick up images and sound from the exhibits. “Video Ensemble 2” was curated by Makin Fung and Wo-Bik Wong and was held in a room at the HK Polytechnic University during the COVID lockdown. The original “Video Ensemble” was curated by May Fung in 1997 at 1Aspace.