Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities

21 Jun 2023

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10:00 – 17:00

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esea contemporary

England, United Kingdom


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  • The nearest bus station is Shudehill Exchange, and Piccadilly Gardens is also a 5 minute walk away.
  • The nearest tram station is Shudehill.
  • Manchester Victoria is a 5 minute walk from the venue. Manchester Piccadilly is a 10 minute walk.
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Both Sides Now 8 explores both real & virtual Queer spaces with films by intl artists Kit Griffiths, Bassam Issa, Liao Jiaming, P1nk Poodle, SU Hui-Yu, WANG Jun-Jieh, Megan Watson, Robert Yang.


Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities | Subtitled | 65mins | Rated 15

esea contemporary is pleased to host the screening programme 'Both Sides Now 8'. Curated by videoclub and Videotage, the programme explores both real and virtual Queer spaces, with moving image works by international artists and filmmakers, including Kit Griffiths, Bassam Issa, Liao Jiaming, P1nk Poodle, Su Hui Yu, Wang Jun-Jieh, Megan Watson, Robert Yang.

'Both Sides Now 8' brings together a collection of films that explore queerness from international perspectives, which resonate between the fantastical, material, theoretical and playful. Where artists are exploring real and virtual spaces, creating and queering reality and virtuality. Using videogames, CGI, post-digital performance, and film, artists have made work exploring desire, death, cyberspace, passion and exorcism.


  • Megan Watson, The Air in Cyberspace, 2022, 3:20 mins
  • Bassam Issa, A Paradise Out of a Common Field, 2020, 5:32 mins
  • Robert Yang, Zugzwang, 2022, 3 mins
  • P1nk Poodle, Queer Theory Saved My Life, 2023, 4:20 mins
  • Su Hui Yu 蘇匯宇, The Glamorous Boys of Tang (1985, Chui Kang-Chien) 唐朝綺麗男(邱剛健,1985), 2018, 17 mins
  • Wang Jun-Jieh 王俊傑, Passion 激情, 2017, 13:10 mins
  • Kit Griffiths, Dic Pic, 2019, 11:43 mins
  • Liao Jiaming 廖家明, Repetition Maximum 最大重複次數, 2021, 5 mins

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