Recycling Cinema (ExhibitionOriginalDVDcopy)
A haunting allegory of reality, metaphysics and cinema, the work transcends the sociological, theoretical or formal conventions of cinematic practice with specific challenges to the uni-directional participation of viewing and linearity. The work plays with the constructions of narrative and the act of viewing. Exhibited in the Hong Kong-China participation in the 49th Venice Biennale.
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Ellen Pau was born in Hong Kong and enrolled as a student of radiography at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1982. She is a radiographer by profession, but being a professional radiologist didnot fulfil her creative obsessions with video art and media art. In 1984 Pau made her first film Glove, asuper-8mm artwork, which was screened internationally. She has since worked as an MTV director, cinematographer, video artist, curator, educator and arts administrator. Pau began her international career in 1995 at the Kwangiu Biennale in Korea curated by Kim Hon-Yee and Nam-June Paik. She is the co-founder and artistic director for the media art organization Videotage and has served as a member and curator of the organizing committee for the Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong since 1996. Pau teaches part-time at The University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in addition to be a full-time medical image technologist. Pau is an advisor to the HK Museum of Art, the HK Arts Development Council and a number of festivals. She has exhibited in exhibitions including One World Exposition by Videotage and the Input/Output Gallery Relocation exhibition.