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.
Some of the artists from Taiwan and OSMOSIS’ curator will be at screenings to introduce the programme and talk to the audience.
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 10 sec
HSU Che-Yu, Microphone Test: A Letter to Huang Guo-Jun, 2015, 25 min 18 sec
WU Tzu-An, Stargazing, 2017, 2 min 48 sec
WU Chi-Yu, Reading List, 2017, approx. 20 min (in post-production) – in exhibition at Phoenix in Leicester, screened at all other venues
WU Chi-Yu, A Private Collection, 2016, 13 min 33 sec – screening only at Phoenix, Leicester
Screened across the UK in October 2017 by videoclub.