AFTERWORK PUBLIC TOURS, WORKSHOPS, AND SCREENINGS
Apr 10 – May 14, 2016
Para Site Education Room
Para Site is pleased to present a series of public programmes comprising of guided tours, workshops, and screenings, taking place alongside Afterwork, our current major group exhibition exploring issues of class, race, labour, and migration in Hong Kong, its surrounding region, and beyond. Afterwork is part of Para Site’s ongoing Hong Kong’s Migrant Domestic Workers Project, a long-term initiative aimed at engaging the domestic worker community through collaboratively organised public programmes and commissioned artist research.
A series of public tours, hosted by the co-curators of Afterwork, will provide comprehensive insight behind the selection of art works and artists.
Starting on April 17th, Para Site will work in collaboration with Lensational on a series of photography workshops designed specially for domestic workers on Sundays. This is a year long collaboration, extending beyond the current exhibition. Taking place in Para Site’s Education Room and using art works presented in each exhibition as teaching reference, these workshops are meant to facilitate a dialogue between different communities and a deepening of understanding and appreciation of art.
Finally, our screening programme realised in collaboration with Taiwanese film critic Austin Hsu, creates parallel narratives and looks into the literal meaning of Afterwork, by taking place on three Sunday afternoons. Three films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates, made from different perspectives, tell stories about how domestic/migrant workers struggle to pursue a better work/life balance and personal development, despite the limitations of time in everyday life.
Sunday, April 10, 3pm
Hosted by Freya Chou, co-curator of Afterwork
Thursday, April 14, 6.30pm
Hosted by Freya Chou
Sunday, April 17, 3pm
Hosted by Cosmin Costinas , co-curator of Afterwork
Sunday, April 24, 3pm
Hosted by Inti Guerrero, co-curator of Afterwork
Sunday, May 8, 3pm
Hosted by Qinyi Lim, co-curator of Afterwork
Sunday, May 15, 3pm
Hosted by Arista Devi, member of Afterwork Reading Club
Sunday, April 17, 4 - 6pm
Wi Ding Ho | Taiwan | 2010 | Color | 82mins | English, Mandarin and Tagalog with English subtitles
An abandoned couch turns a Sunday routine into an adventure of perseverance and self-discovery for a pair of Filipino migrant workers in Taipei.
Sunday, April 24, 4 - 6pm
Champ of the Camp
Mahmoud Kaabour | UAE | 2013 | Color | 75mins | Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Bhojpuri and English with English subtitles
Champ of the Camp is the first ever feature-length documentary filmed in the controversial labor camps of the United Arab Emirates. The film follows a massive Bollywood singing and trivia competition that searches across more than 70 camps throughout the country to find and crown the champ of all camps.
Sunday, May 8, 1 - 3pm
Ng Wui | Hong Kong | 1954 | B/W | 120mins | Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Sworn Sisters is the tale of five women, all employed as domestic workers, but each of them having a unique life story and personality. Their intertwined lives offer a vivid portrait of society in a touching and compelling story.
Sundays, April 17, 24, May 15, 11am - 2pm (workshop on May 8th will change to 3pm - 6pm)
Closed door workshops for domestic workers co-organised with Lensational
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