Public programme

AI Restoration: Dialogue with Ellen Pau

Sat • 1.6
Festival Lounge
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Join us for an engaging sharing session featuring eminent video and media art pioneer Ellen Pau and Sam Chan, the co-founder of Restituo, a Hong Kong-based tech startup specialising in digital image restoration.

The session delves into their recent collaboration in restoring Pau's early works, including one of her most well-renowned works Recycling Cinema (1998), which was exhibited at the Hong Kong Pavilion of the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. The discussion revolves around the exploratory experience of utilising spatio-temporal deep learning algorithms and attention-based transformers to restore visual artefacts produced commonly in the videotape format. The talk also highlights the complexities of time-based media art preservation by examining the unique perspective offered by the collaboration between media artists and conservators. This conversation will be conducted in English and moderated by John Chow, Project Coordinator, Moving Image at M+.