“Great Movement” by Ellen Pau


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    Great Movement

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    For “No References”, Pau contributed a remake of her 1993-1995 work entitled Great Movement. The single-channel video features a lone lighthouse standing stalwart at the edge of hazy seas – an iconic image that anchors the show. The work appropriates footage from government news clips from the 1950s and 1960s, constituting an elegant subversion of authority and simultaneous nostalgic meditation on time and memory. Pau’s artist statement reads:
    Having accompanied us through the 1997 handover, the lighthouse still stands, unchanging against the river of time. Silently overseeing the ever-shifting waves, it remains ever-welcoming to those who come home.” [source: artradarjournal.com/2016/07/06/no-references-9-hong-kong-video-and-new-media-artists-part-1/]


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