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April 13, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moving Image as a Medium

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Join us for a panel discussion with Dr Cliff Lauson (Hayward Gallery), Tiffany Leung (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art) and Katy Wan (Tate Modern), moderated by Elaine Wong (BFI) exploring the development of moving image as a medium in East Asia, its diaspora and beyond.

‘Moving Image as a Medium’ is the first panel discussion part of the public programme of Dreams, illusions, phantom flowers, a collaborative project between Elephant and Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong/Shanghai) running at Elephant West from 13 – 28 April 2019.


Image: Tao Hui, ‘Double Talk’, 2018, 23 min 44 sec. Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery and the artist.




Dr Cliff Lauson is Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. Since arriving as Curator at the Hayward in 2009, he has organised major exhibitions of work by Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, Ron Terada and David Shrigley and the critically-acclaimed group exhibitions Light Show and Space Shifters. In addition, he has curated numerous exhibitions of emerging artists in the HENI Project Space, most recently Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future, and commissioned artworks and projects across the wider Southbank Centre site. Lauson was previously Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme in 2015-16, and Education and Public Programmes Coordinator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. He currently serves on the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Committee, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.


Tiffany Leung is the Curator of Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester and co-founder of research and commissioning platform Itinerant Assembly. Since 2017 she has led on multiple solo and group exhibitions and international projects. Her curatorial practice is based on an interdisciplinary approach with particular interests in diversity, collaborative practices and the digital. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues and publications.


Katy Wan has been an assistant curator at Tate Modern since 2015, working on exhibitions, acquisitions, and displays. She has helped realise the touring exhibitions Mona Hatoum (2016), The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam (2016), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future (2017), Natalia Goncharova (2019), and the display Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 (2018).


Elaine Wong is a Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival’s Shorts Programme selection, and previews for Sheffield Doc/Fest and Underwire Film Festival. She co-founded VR Distribution company Other Set in 2017, and recently joined the team at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling: StoryFutures Academy, part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, pioneering immersive experiences across the creative industries. From 2016 to 2018, she produced the Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities Market, a co-financing and co-production market for VR and immersive non-fiction projects. In 2018 she was on the selection committee of the prestigious Grierson Awards for documentary, and will sit on the 2019 Jury of Aesthetica Film Festival. She has a degree in Fine Art, and works at the intersection of art, film and technology.