videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong) are excited to present Both Sides Now 6: Viral Futures, the latest edition of our long-term annual project. This edition aims to reflect on life with/after COVID-19 and explores how viruses continually affect our present and future. With events including digital residencies, physical and online screenings, and talks from November 2020 to February 2021.
In August 2020, the science publication Nature announced, “COVID-19 is here to stay”, a prophetic declaration, and still relevant, even with the hope of vaccines. We took this statement as inspiration for our thematic title of Viral Futures for the sixth edition of Both Sides Now. Through Both Sides Now 6 we explore notions of viral phenomena; from ideas and the ways in which they are transmitted to technology, reproduction and evolution. Both Sides Now 6 brings together work by 11 artists in a curated programme of film and video from across the globe.
We have two week-long exhibitions, curated by videoclub and Videotage. The two programmes represent two types of viral phenomena, that of the body (biological), and the technological, both combined with the endemic nature of politics. Programme one takes place end of January:
*Technology/Politics* : 25-31 January 2021 (opening 11am on 25 January)
Featuring the following programme of work:
徐世琪 Angela Su - Cosmic Call (2019)
Bob Bicknell-Knight - There are already 35 server farms on Mars. It is the perfect temperature. (2017)
Shinji Toya - Is There Beauty in Forgetting? (2015)
陸揚 Lu Yang - Cancer Baby (2014)
Laura O'Neill - AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN (WHY I FEEL SICK WHEN I WAKE UP) (2018)
Clifford Sage - Buddha Geometry Brain Toy (2017)
Go to videoclub's website to see the programme and find out more: videoclub.org.uk