Art Practices in Hong Kong at a time of global seclusion

Linda Chiu-han LAI

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The interview will be available on 9 – 13 September 2020, Wed – Sun

Linda Chiu-han LAI is a research-based interdisciplinary artist. Her videography has been shown in over 20 cities, including 3 times at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, and as solo features at EXIS (Seoul) and EXIM (Macau). Her artistic practices are theoretical extensions of her doctoral training in Cinema Studies, and concern the politics of narrativity via the art of montage and experimental historiography. Since 2012, she has taken a spatial tum and created several large-scale installations, including two solo shows and one commissioned work for the Shanghai Biennale, the latter now part of the Power Station of Art permanent collection in Shanghai. 26 of her video works (2005-2014) are archived at the Video Bureau (Guangzhou and Beijing) for research use. She founded the Writing Machine Collective (2004 – ) and Floating Projects (2015 – ) with the Floating Projects Collective. She was the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Artist of the Year in Media Art 2017.