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1a space and DIORAMA PROJECTS
present

SIMULATED ALTERNATE REALITIES

Curator: Davina Lee


David Boyce (Hong Kong/New Zealand)
Nick Cheuk (Hong Kong)
Graeme Cooper (Great Britain)
Evangelo Costadimas & Syren Johnstone (Hong Kong/Canada/Australia)
Peter Fraser (Great Britain)
Anthony Lam (Great Britain)
Stephen Lam( Hong Kong/United States)
Noel Manalili (France)
Riddick Douglas Ning (Hong Kong)
Hiram To (Hong Kong/Australia)
Kurt Tong (Great Britain)
Bruce Yonemoto (United States)


Simulated alternative realities can take many different forms. They can be found everywhere – in the elaborate utopias and dystopias created in books, magazines and films, in our belief or denial in the existence of an afterlife, in our very dreams and aspirations. We create
alternative realities for ourselves each time we imagine the things that might have been, the
half-remembered past, events that never happened but we believe to be true. Simulated
alternate realities make strange and unfamiliar the things that we thought we knew. Dreamworlds, hopes and fantasies, these alternate realities are created as survival strategies for our daily lives.

The simulated alternative realities depicted within this exhibition exploit the problematic dialectic inherent in photography, the fallacy of photographic truth. By its very nature, a photograph will always be someone else’s version of the truth, the word “composition” an abbreviation for the complex process of subjective selection and elimination integral even to so-called “documentary photography”. Whilst we cannot authenticate reality through the photograph, at the core of each simulation is an element of the real, the point from which subjectivity and imagination combine to create a distillation of reality or a declaration of intent. Within these simulated alternate realities, anything is possible.

Exhibition runs from 5 October until 10 November 2010 12.00-8.00pm
Opening reception Friday 8 October 2010 7pm

Venue:
1a space
Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 0087
Email: info@oneaspace.org.hk

About 1a space
1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art
organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. It aims to
promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated
artforms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and the international arena.

1a space is operated by the Program Committee, governed by a Board of Directors.
Operation funding of 1a space has been assisted by grants and donations. 1a space's
administration is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Throughout the years, 1a space has developed a reputation as one of the Hong Kong's
leading contemporary visual art organizations. 1a space has produced and organized more
than 100 exhibitions and activities, and has been active in international exchanges, cultural
activities and festivals, as well as interactive community art, arts education, art criticism and
publications. 1a space has played a vital role in developing new frontiers for the visual art
scene in Hong Kong and abroad. One of its major achievements has been to establish
contemporary visual art within a wide viewing public, making it more popular and accessible.

About DIORAMA PROJECTS
DIORAMA PROJECTS was established in Hong Kong in 2008 by Davina Lee as the
exhibition and events division of Words For Pictures Limited. The objective of DIORAMA PROJECTS is to identify, develop and realize unique projects that will stimulate artistic and cultural exchange and collaboration. DIORAMA PROJECTS seeks to provide physical and virtual spaces for groundbreaking work from new and established artists. In addition to the ongoing series of monthly screenings DIORAMA PROJECTIONS, previous projects include the exhibitions Chroniques Hongkongaises, part of Festival Voies Off, Arles, July, 2010, Proxemics, Hong Kong, October 2009, The Mother of All Journeys, Hong Kong, September 2009 and Distance Decay, Festival Voies Off, Arles, 2009. At the core of each project is the desire to engage audiences at all levels, from passive observation to active critical debate. www.dioramaprojects.org

For all enquiries regarding the exhibition, including interview availability and high resolution images please contact:



Davina Lee of DIORAMA PROJECTS
info@dioramaprojects.org
www.dioramaprojects.org
+852 9196 5934
1a space
info@oneaspace.org.hk
www.oneaspace.org.hk
+852 2529 0078


This event is supported by

RED DESERT LIMITED


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