Videotage Inspires a Dialogue Between Sight and Action

Why We Recommend it

Videotage‘s exhibition Sensory/Motor presents the internal dialogues of six different people through compelling video artworks.


Curated by Videotage Programs Manager Angel Leung, Sensory/Motor delves into the connection between our sensory and motor systems, giving us physical reactions to the things we perceive. From watching and hearing stories from others, would it change how we react to the world around us? Sensory/Motor explores the possibility of discussing social issues through video art, which sometimes is considered rather abstract compared to other moving images.

The programme presents six works that reflect the internal dialogues of different people. Jess Wong, Ricky Wong, and Shek Ka Chun’s Losing Sight of a Longed Place is an animation about the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Hong Kong. Anson Mak’s Goodbye memorialises the demolished Star Ferry Pier. Hugo Kenzo and Sophia Shek’s Vincy tells the story of a musician who refused to be stereotyped. In Linnea Haviland’s Turning, colourful images are integrated with a group of young girls discussing their confusion about their lives and identities. In Phoebe Man’s Rewriting History, stop-motion animation is used to overwrite the painful memories of sexual assault survivors in the hope of redemption. In Natalie A. Chao’s Searching for Her, the filmmaker tries to talk to her mother, who passed away years ago due to depression.

Stories can be told by sharing intangible sentiments. According to Gilles Deleuze, the sensory-motor break leads to imagination of what might happen. In showcasing artworks that respond to different social topics, Sensory/Motor brings the audience to perceive others’ stories, leads to imaginations of what things can be, and, hopefully, to induce actions.

Please note that registration is required for this free programme.


When: 18 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020 Where: St. James’ Settlement – 85 Stone Nullah Lane – Wan Chai