Sunday, May 7, 2006

Pacific Rim: Aftershocks

Experimental Films and Animation from Taiwan

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with the Center for Asian American Media

Cinematheque presents a rare showcase of recent experimental media from Taiwan brought by Bay Area filmmaker Anita Chang, who has been an artist resident and Fulbright lecturer there for the past few years. These works and their techniques reverberate with incisiveness, sensitivity, and introspection as they speak to what remains for a young democratic stateless nation vulnerable to the whims of dominant global economic exploits. Shifting between the lingering and fleeting, reconstructed and abandoned, sentiment and satire, they are soulful reclamations in the midst of precipitous change and loss. Works include: CHEN Chieh-Jen’s Factory, Tony Chun-Hui WU’s exTAIPEIit, LIN Chun-Hua’s She says, Mia CHEN’s Red-Label Rice Wine, HOU Chi-Jan’s Stardust 15749001, and Nana WU’s Farewell 1999.

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