Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Differences Do Matter
Hong Kong, 1998

Artists' Moving Image,
Directed by
Anson Mak
Running time
3 min mins

This work explores the notion of differences and the impossibilities to state clearly the importance of differences, regarding sound and images, visual and audio perception, sexual identity, Cantonese, written Chinese and English languages, representation by mass media and by ourselves, and interpretations of street actions. A fixed duration commission short video work back in 1997-8, many of the materials in this short are from my other documentaries in mid-length.

Director Bio

Anson Hoi Shan Mak is a researcher-artist who has been doing lens-based media and sound for 30 years. She is especially interested in experimental ethnography and novelty of the medium of Super 8 film in the digital era. Her works explore various issues: gender/sexuality, documentary forms and languages, notion of history and home, notion of fear and hope, cityscape, urban renewal andgentrification.

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