A video game for playing as long as you can remember what LEFT and RIGHT is. ☜☞ is a project that consisted of two distinct but related parts: a video game and a database. The core of the project is a memory game that challenges the player’s sense of LEFT and RIGHT spatially, semantically and ideologically, as well as the capricious nature of our short-term memory. The second part of the project is a database, consisting of over a hundred keywords related to the so-called left and right political spectrum, that functions as a public polling system.
Ip Yuk Yiu (HK)
IP Yuk-Yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films, live performances, media installations to video games, have been showcased extensively at major international venues and festivals, including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival (views from the avant-garde), the Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, NTT ICC and WRO media art Bienniale. IP has over twenty years of curatorial experience in film, video and media art. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Currently he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His recent works explore hybrid creative forms that are informed by cinema, video games and contemporary media art practices. In recognizing his artistic achievements, he was awarded the Artist of the Year (media arts) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.