Initiated by Hyundai Motor Group in 2016, the VH AWARD is Asia’s leading award platform dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging media artists based in Asia who are engaged with the context of Asia and its future. Over the past years, VH AWARD has cultivated the growth of media artists by providing opportunities to share their artistic experiments through the Eyebeam online residency and to showcase their works across various global art platforms.
Riar Rizaldi (Indonesian) (ID, IDN, 360)
Fossilis is oneiric cinema, a phantasmal science-fiction prognosis, an essay film and a tale of the verdant inferno of technological legacy. It explores the complexities of electronic waste in twenty-first century Asia, where discarded electronics are dumped.
Subash Thebe Limbu (Nepalese Limbu / NP)
Ladhamba Tayem; Future Continuous envisions indigenous people across time, exploring their existence in the space-time continuum. Through a conversation between a sixteenth-century Yakthung warrior and a future indigenous astronaut or time traveller, the film invites viewers to consider their own role in shaping the future.
zzyw (Yang Wang, CN, and Zhenzhen Qi, CN)
Other Spring explores the societal implications of computational mediation, automation and AI. It challenges the dominant notions of efficiency and precision in our information society by embracing “heretical computing”. Set in a speculative future controlled by the algorithmic network UNO, the project reflects on privacy, agency and individuality.
Zike He (CN)
Random Access explores the concept of accessing data at any address and instantly, akin to random access memory (RAM). It reflects how we process memory in the digital age.
Su Hui-Yu (TW)
The Space Warriors and The Digigrave revisits Taiwan’s Space Warriors, exploring collective memory and values of nationalism, Confucianism, and chauvinism. Drawing on Queer Time, it challenges traditional views, advocating anti-productivity and resistance against male-centric history.
Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is a global enterprise that has created a value chain based on mobility, steel and construction, as well as logistics, finance, IT and services. With approximately 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group’s mobility brands include Hyundai, Kia and Genesis. Armed with creative thinking, collaborative communication and the will to take on any challenges, Hyundai Motor Groups strive to create a better future for all.
Presentation supported by Hyundai Motor Group.