index of /何穎雅 elaine w.ho


母錄 parent directory  
什麼是一種「記錄姿態的行為」? documentary gestures  
  Resident, or Resident Evil, or This Minor
    Contextualisation of a Particular Temporality Known as
    Publishing on the Run
24-Sep-2022 435kb
  谁人往,向何处? Who Goes, Where Are? 27-May-2017 448kb  
    Post-Personal (after having told the story of beginning
    to tell stories many times)
18-Mar-2016 680kb  
  arguing endlessly about something inherently agreed upon 19-Jan-2016 38.8mb  
  What can a phrase such as ‘natural course’ mean
    anymore in a time of such intense production? (Berlin)
30-Oct-2014 35.4mb  
    What can a phrase such as ‘natural course’ mean
    anymore in a time of such intense production? (Guangzhou)
17-Jan-2014 874kb  
  明日大致多雲 Precipitations 26-Jun-2013 434kb  
  What can a phrase such as ‘natural course’ mean
    anymore in a time of such intense production? (Beirut)
01-Mar-2011 37mb  
  题为"如何孤单" The Title of the Show is "How To Be Alone" 11-Nov-2010 66.2mb  
  公众 Public
collaboration with Fotini LAZARIDOU-HATZIGOGA
Phase i [Beijing]: digital video, 17'16"
Phase ii [Berlin]: installation, interventions in public space
Beijing & Berlin, 2008-2009

Phase i
公众 (Public) is a short video of a series of gatherings in public space, recorded in various locations around the city of Beijing during the fall of 2008. When a public gathering may be regarded as a threat to the State, what possibilities for engagement do we have in the interstices between a gathering and a crowd or mob? As we observe people waiting for the bus, exercising, hanging out and becoming spectators to the little happenings of the everyday, the distances between bodies become shorter, and the boundaries of personal space begin to blur. A closer look at the density of "the masses", however, reveals the gestures, glances and words that emerge in the spaces between and around people, and it is here that new narratives begin to unfold.

《公众》是一个取材于一系列的群众在公共场所聚集的短片,录制于2008年秋季北京的一些公共场所。当一个无意识的公众聚集可能被视为对政府的威胁时,我 们又能从聚集和集会或是暴乱之间微小的间隙中得到怎样的启迪?如我们所见,通过日常的等车,锻炼,外出聚会等活动,人们把自己置身于平凡的生活小事中,缩 短了彼此身体间的距离,模糊了个人空间的界线。近距离的看一看那密集的人群,捕捉展示那些出现在人群之中,散发在空间里的动作,眼神和言语, 新的故事就从这里展开了。

公众 (Public) was featured at the 2008 Beijing Independent Film Festival organised by the LI Xianting film fund. For more information about the festival:,,

Phase ii
PUBLIC was the first in a series of research projects to be hosted by PROGRAM – initiative for art and architecture collaborations. Organized as a daily series of experiments, interventions and discourses, PUBLIC aimed to examine the potentiality of latency and open spaces made possible in the relations between individuals and publics.

The PUBLIC project comprised a number of experimental investigations taking part in multiple phases, the first of which began in the Autumn of 2008 in the city of Beijing. There, video documentation of a series of gatherings in public spaces were examined both in context and as an abstraction, and the gestures, passing shapes and micro-scale narratives thus recorded became the first research material of the project.

In this second phase, we came to a Berlin without the density of the multitudinous masses dotted all over Beijing, and the more abstract sense of Berlin's "scenes" begged the question of social gathering in a very different sense. As the word "participation" seems to be the mot du jour in current art and socio-politics here, the question of the individual in relation to any larger organ becomes more and more relevant. What is repeatedly brought to our attention is the transitive space exemplified by the moment of participation, or the liminality in which individuals in space become groups, collectivities or crowds. While a public seems to rest conditionally upon its manifestation of itself, or a certain self-awareness that engenders its own publicity, these Berlin experiments were more involved at the scale of the latent or indirectly communicated. In this sense, a gathering in public space is regarded from a different set of relationships—relationality as another opening of space, whereby a public is created as a multiplicity of encounters and individual relations—a whole that is not merely the sum of its parts.

Please check for more information.
01-Feb-2009 1mb

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image 1/ poster for the PUBLIC Phase ii, Berlin
image 2/ an opening of Critical Mass [photo by 高灵 GAO Ling]
image 3/ a Warm-Up at Alexanderplatz
image 4/ a Public Dinner at U-bahn Rosenthaler Platz [photo by 高灵 GAO Ling]
image 5/ a Multidisciplinary Team Talk with enlarging table setting
image 6/ an Appointment to anonymously and collectively document a moment at the U8 platform of Alexanderplatz
image 7/ a Reading Group
image 8/ a Neighbourhood Coffee Break [photo by 高灵 GAO Ling]
image 9/ a Secret Community between photographers and subject
image 10/ a Video-Making [still from video]
image 11/ still image from PUBLIC Phase i, Beijing
  北京欢迎你 Beijing Welcomes You 06-Aug-2008 73.7mb
  理变奏曲 Variations on Lǐ 01-Jul-2008 21.1mb
  We are all getting ready, or, I beg of you please 08-Nov-2007 44.4mb
  Best Before __ /__ / __ 29-Oct-2006 463kb
  Wherever we go, we walk in circles everyday. 17-Jun-2006 75.2mb
  Lesson: Kyoto, 7 February 2006 07-Feb-2006 8.5kb
  One-thousand-and-two, south or southwesterly... Jun-2004 58.5mb
  Jabbeke Apr-2004 12.6kb
  For Ann, Building a House Jan-2004 28.1mb
  Correction Coefficients Jan-2004 24.9mb
21-Jun-2024 635kb
「商業的結構」是什麼? the architectures of commerce 21-Jun-2024 14#
什麼是一個「開放平台」? what is an open platform? 03-Sep-2017 15#
詞語 words Summer-2019 44#
別處 elsewhere 21-Jun-2024 69#
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