Derivative works and images of protest in Hong Kong

Talk by Wing-Ki Lee @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 4th December 2019. All welcome.

Background reading: Wing-Ki Lee, “Derivative Work and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Three Perspectives”, in Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City, edited by Pedram Dibazar and Judith Naeff, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp. 29-56.

LEE Wing Ki (b.1981) is an artist-researcher based in Hong Kong. His artistic practice lies between documentary photography, artistic and archival research, and a contemporary take on analogue photographic practices. His research interests include photographic practices in the East-Asian context and media archaeology. He studied history of art at the University of Hong Kong and received a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, supported by a British Chevening Scholarship. He is currently Assistant Professor in photography and Programme Director of BA (Hons) in Visual Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as a curatorial member of 1a space, an independent art space in Hong Kong.

Image: Derivative work (Xi Jinping at “Occupy”), maker anonymous.