Both Sides Now 9: Generations

Thu Apr 25 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

esea contemporary | Manchester

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Both Sides Now 9: Generations
esea contemporary is pleased to host the screening programme 'Both Sides Now 9: Generations' curated by videoclub and Videotage
About this Event

esea contemporary is pleased to host the screening programme 'Both Sides Now 9: Generations'. Curated by videoclub and Videotage, the programme showcases moving image works by international artists and filmmakers, including Lazarus Chan陳朗丰, Chan Ka Chi陳家智, Doreen Chan陳泳因, Lau Wei劉衛, Jake Elwes, Paul Trillo, Axl Le乐毅and Jonas Lund.

'Both Sides Now 9' delves into the intricate interplay between generative technology and creativity by engaging with the latest advances in AI - which are revolutionising our way of life. As we stand at the brink of a new era of automation, humanity is poised for a profound transformation.


  • Jake Elwes, Zizi & Me – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better), 2020, 4:55 mins
  • Jake Elwes, Making of the Zizi Show, 2021, 6:19 mins
  • Paul Trillo, Jacques – ‘Absolve’, 2023, 4:43 mins
  • Axl Le 乐毅, The Journey, 2020, 3:49 mins
  • Axl Le 乐毅, The Patient, 2021, 1:38 mins
  • Axl Le 乐毅, A hundred Varieties of Life, 2021-22, 2:40 mins
  • Jonas Lund, The Future of Something, 2023, 13:41 mins
  • Chan Ka Chi 陳家智, Reconstructed, 2022, 3:59 mins
  • Doreen Chan 陳泳因 HalfDream, 2021, 5:38 mins
  • Lau Wai 劉衛, The Dome, 2023, 1:50 mins

Image credit:

  1. Image courtesy of videoclub and Videotage
  2. Paul Trillo, Jacques – ‘Absolve’, 2023
  3. Axl Le 乐毅, The Journey, 2020
  4. Chan Ka Chi 陳家智, Reconstructed, 2022

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關於彼岸觀自在 About Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now is a tactical programme partnership between Videotage (HK) and videoclub (UK). Which uses contemporary and historical film and video work to explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong, China, the UK, and beyond.

Image: Jake Elwes, Zizi & Me – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better), 2020

About esea contemporary

esea contemporary is the UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds.

esea contemporary is situated in an award-winning building in the heart of Manchester, home to one of the largest East Asian populations in the UK. Since its inauguration as a community-oriented visual arts festival in 1986, esea contemporary has continuously evolved to establish itself as a dynamic and engaging space for cross-cultural exchanges in the British art scene, as well as in a global context.

esea contemporary aims to increase the visibility of contemporary art practices from the East and Southeast Asian communities and their diasporas. It is a site for forward-thinking art programmes that beyond exhibitions also include commissions, research, residencies, publishing, and a wide range of vibrant public events. esea contemporary values creativity, compassion, interconnectedness, and collectivity in implementing its mission.

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Photo credit: Joe Smith

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

esea contemporary, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom


GBP 5.00

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