Anson MAK Hoi Shan

Goodbye  (2006), video still, courtesy of the artist, special thanks to  Videotage

Goodbye (2006), video still, courtesy of the artist, special thanks to Videotage



2006, video, 8’25’’

The music video is based on music by “Fan Hung A”, an indie band of four members who met at Hong Kong University in 1998, and the visuals are realized by Anson Mak. Uploaded to Youtube on August 12, 2006, the video came with a brief description: “This MV was inspired by the Central Star Ferry Pier that is scheduled to be demolished shortly,” and a link to a petition launched by SEE Network. Produced at the beginning of the Star Ferry Campaign, the video got around 4,000 views by the end of the petition campaign to save Queen’s Pier in 2007, which was a large number during the early days of Youtube. The credits at the end of the video said, “This work is built on 16mm film archival footage from the 70’s, B&W super 8 film (from my uncle) on Victoria Harbour of 1968, plus my own super 8 film & DV shot in 2006”.


Anson MAK Hoi Shan

Born in Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong

Anson Hoi Shan Mak is a film, video and sound artist. She graduated from the School of Communications of Hong Kong Baptist University, and later completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong and a Doctor of Fine Arts program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2011. She is currently an associate professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University. Mak started to do writing, music and video works in the early 90’s. In recent years, she has become interested in exploring experimental ethnography, research methods and the novelty of the medium of super 8 film in the digital era, as well as making sound art inspired by phonography and field recording. Her film/video works are shown in many exhibitions and festivals including Mobile M+: Moving Images, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, etc.