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Digital Break: New artists' film from Taiwan

Mon 16 October 2017

A new collection of artists’ film and video curated from OSMOSIS, Taiwan’s leading film, video and music festival. A varied collection of film and video by some of Taiwan’s cutting edge artists working with moving image and creative technology.

All the artists grew up in the digital era, and their works respond to an age obsessed with digital culture and imagery, creating dialogues between technology, film and video art.

The programme will contain the premiere of a new commission by Taiwanese artist, Wu Chi-Yu, entitled Reading List. The film has been made in three Malaysian cities – George Town, Tanah Merah and Kota Bharu. During his journey, the artist interviewed local communities, documenting their reactions/interactions with books, articles and literature forbidden in northern Malaysia. Interviews were taken with booksellers about the trading and trafficking of such books, underground reading networks, and investigations into books banned for relating to “problematic” racial and religious ideologies.

WANG Wen-Chi, Curator, Jamie Wyld, Videoclub Director, and Moritz Cheung, Assistant Curator, will introduce the programme and take part in a Q&A. Films will be screening with English subtitles.

Programme:

CHEN Yin-Ju & James T. HONG End Transmission, 2010, 15 min 40 sec
FAN Chih-Ming, In the Fog – Abandoned City, 2016, 7 min 34 sec
LIN Shih-Chieh, A Short History of Decay, 2014, 5 min 45 sec
NIU Jun-Qiang, When I’m Getting Older With You, 2009, 5 min
HSU Che-Yu, Microphone Test: A Letter to Huang Guo-Jun, 2015, 25 min
WU Tzu-An, Stargazing, 2017, 2 min 48 sec
WU Chi-Yu, Reading List, 2017, 20 mins

Digital Break: New Perspectives on Taiwanese Moving Image_2017 Osmosis UK Screening & Exhibition from KO CHUN-YAO on Vimeo.

Digital Break: New Perspectives on Taiwanese Moving Image_2017 Osmosis UK Screening & Exhibition from KO CHUN-YAO on Vimeo.