Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice
Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice presents recent video essays by Malaysian artist Gan Siong King.
Made in 2019, Kecek Amplifier Bersama Nik Shazwan is a video installation that begins by looking at the production of bespoke electric guitar amplifiers in Malaysia, before meandering into the unruly territories of pre-millennial pop culture, internet memes, and culture in Malaysia. My Video Making Practice is a new work.
This humorous reflection on Gan’s video practice is told through the form of the video essay itself. Screenings of My Video Making Practice will take place on selected weekends, with accompanying dialogue sessions with the artist and a series of different moderators.
Although Gan was trained formally as a painter, he spent years working on commercial videos and film sets before delving into his own video experimentations in 2010. Gan’s video works often draw on the aesthetics and sensibilities of music videos, images and memes from internet video culture, as well as humour found in Malaysian politics and culture.
Image Courtesy of Gan Siong King.