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Join The Hong Kong Agent as he's exorcised by a sidewalk shaman, rides a ghost bus into a world of Japanese anime dolls, and witnesses the magical Hello Kitty-fication of a train compartment by a Nintendo wielding Gothic Lolita ......



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The Hong Kong Agent is a video art series about Hong Kong. It consists of 18 short video works, shot on location in Hong Kong 2007. Visually the work is a blend of documentary footage and set-pieces. Locations range from Japanese style teenage/kidult micro malls, public housing estates, and subterranean transport hubs to elaborate religious festivals. The soundtrack is a provocative mix of field recordings & interviews, and features the music of local Hong Kong independent artists. The entire cast and crew are from Hong Kong. The work can be exhibited as both single and multi channel video in a variety of formats.
The Hong Kong Agent videos can be exhibited as standalone works or as compilations. Currently there are two 'single channel' video compilations available.
#1: The Hong Kong Agent 18 short videos about Hong Kong - 80'00"
#2: Vertical Narratives 24'00"

RECENT SCREENINGS

The Hong Kong Agent: Vertical Narratives
Exhibition: Video Art. Reload_HK Interactive Exhibition and Screening Date: June 29, 2017-July 29, 2017 Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1PM - 7PM Venue: Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon (Unit 15)

The Hong Kong Agent: Vertical Narratives
Exhibition: Video Art. La Rada Space for Contemporary Art A side event of the 66th Festival del film Locarno, Switzerland. 07 ~ 17 August 2013. Presented by Videotage & Fair-Play

TEMP Art Space - Living As Form (Wikitopia Version). NEW YORK. 01 December 2012 ~ 31 January 2013. Presented by Videotage and ICI's Curatorial Hub - The Hong Hong Agent - VERTICAL NARRATIVES - 24'00"

Microwave Festival 2012 - Living As Form (Wikitopia Version). Hong Kong. 03 ~ 18 November 2012 info The Hong Hong Agent - VERTICAL NARRATIVES - 24'00" Single Channel Compilation

VAFA - Video Art For All. MACAU. 12 Nov-03 Dec 2010 VAFA website
The Hong Hong Agent - DAIMARU GHOST BUS - 05"14" + ROUTINE DUET - 08'27" + SPECTRAL TIMES - 05'47"

23rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo in partnership with Anemic Festival Prague. CZECH REPUBLIC. 4-16 November 2010 www.instantsvideo.com
The Hong Hong Agent - VERTICAL NARRATIVES - 24'00" Single Channel Compilation

20th Seoul International New Media Festival 2010. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. 12-13 August 2010 www.nemaf.net and pdf
The Hong Hong Agent - VERTICAL NARRATIVES - 24'00" Single Channel Compilation.

PRODUCTION INFO
Written and Directed by Robert Iolini
Genre:Video Art+Documentary+Experimental+Fiction
Original Format: 16.9 HDV Colour + B/W
Sound: Stereo
Duration: 80 Minutes
Language: English/Cantonese
Pre Production: Hong Kong SAR China
Post Production: Byron Bay Australia June 2008
Post Produced by Frank Haines Films
Music by SNOBLIND, Dickson Dee, stealstealground, Robert Iolini