Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Home, Sweet Home in EX!T 2010

Taiwan, a small island, younger generation including me have to struggle from identity issues everyday.  Who are we?  And what would we be?  How can we live in this place yet not knowing what's the name of our land?  So, I made films and pushed them into world.  I'd see my name on webpages with "TW" or "Taiwan."  That's the way I made my own kind of identity.  Meanwhile, other artists in Taiwan made lots of great films but barely have chance to screen in public.  Mainstream doesn't have the room for experimental tastes.

EX!T held 6 forums in 3 days, gathering Asia curators/filmmakers to share their opinions of the state of experimental arts in their countries nowadays.  A rare opportunity to hear the voices from artists who are nearer to us instead of Europe or North America.

Home,Sweet Home had its world premiere in France, also went to Bulgaria, Canada, Greece and Romania.   Screened in drama theater,  outdoor, aged abandon building or even an old church with wooden chairs.  Screened in 5 countries on 2 continents but never been screened in Taiwan.  Thanks to Tony Wu and EX!T, this is the homecoming screening of "Home, Sweet Home."

Meant a lot to me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the Upper Right Wisdom Tooth

From Blogger Pictures

i got my wisdom tooth extracted yesterday.
don't have the chance to hold a camera when dental is working in my mouth
and show you how a tooth was extracted, too bad~

but i recorded something when i get back home
hereby let me introduce you the mini monster with both feet

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Home Sweet Home in EX!T

This would be the Home Sweet Home's Asia premiere!

Home Sweet Home will be screening in EX!T,  the Experimental Media Art Festival in Taipei, Taiwan.  Festival dates are November 25 - 28.  I'll be attending the festival, so come to see me if you're around.  

EX!T website
This festival is ran by several artists including Tony Wu, my grad. school teacher, who taught me how to break rules and make my own style of videos/films.
Thank you, Tony!  And best wishes to the EX!T~

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Home, Sweet Home in Simultan Festival 2010

Home, Sweet Home will be screened at the Simultan Festival 2010 in Timisoara, Romania on September 30 to October 2.

Events looking great, especially the Live Projects!

About Simultan Festival(quote from website):
The Simultan Festival is an annual festival for video, media art, experimental music and a/v projects.
The festival wishes to sustain and to stimulate the creative ways of the most modern visions of perceiving and recording the cultural realities in contemporary art. It presents the current processes and the way in which technology and society give rise to new forms of artistic expression by using the new media.
Based on a different theme every year, the festival presents video art projections, live performances, installations, lectures.

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Simultan Festival

Home, Sweet Home and Meta Vision in Moving Frames Festival

Meta Vision and Home, Sweet Home will be screened at Moving Frames Festival in Greece on Sept. 24&25.

 (Official program on their website should be coming soon.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

the world premiere of Solid Minds

Solid Minds,  a 20mins video about me shaving my head, will be screened somewhere by the Real Light Home Movie Festival. Whenever and wherever, that would be a world premiere!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meta Vision in VIDEOHOLICA's special program

VIDEOHOLICA 2010 Selection

Meta Vision was selected by juries of VIDEOHOLICA 2010 into a special program.  This program will be presented in screenings in Bulgaria and other countries.

Vesselina Sarieva (Bulgaria)
Dinu Li (UK / China)
Anthony Bannwart (Switzerland)
Yovo Panchev (Bulgaria)
Kera Nagel (Germany)
André Aspelmeier (Germany)
Alessandra Arno (Italy)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What's up?

it has been my 4th year in graduate school.  for the past few months, i've been working on my graduation project "a funeral(working title)" which is a 25mins short fiction film.  idea of this story came from my childhood memories to my grandma who is a local "roadside feast" cook for decades.  somehow i adapted my memories a bit for this short film, combined religious, death, and cultural issues into this story.  should be interesting, if all the contexts could mix up together and weave up new meanings in details.  i do look forward to the result, can't wait to see what would happen if all the ideas did work.

still working on my script, hopefully that i can manage to shoot this film before mid-november.

Home, Sweet Home will be screening in WNDX

WNDX 2010 Festival dates are from September 30 to October 3
You can find Home, Sweet Home in the "INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL: The Poetics of Space" program on Friday, Oct. 1 at 5:00pm, Cinematheque.  And that will be its North American Premiere in Canada.

You can also find other great films in this program:
Dromosphere by Thorsten Fleisch/Germany
The Indeserian Tablets Peter Rose/USA
Inside Out/Side One by Matt Meindl/USA
L'eau, L'air et les songes by Cecile Ravel/France
Notturno by Mauro Santini/Italy
Golden Hour by Robert Todd/USA
28.IV.81 (Bedoin Spark) by Christopher Harris/USA
Glitch Telemetry by Maria Niro/USA
From One's Silence to Other's by Panu Johansson & Annika Rapo/Finland  (WNDX 2010 Jury Prize: Best International Work) 

About WNDX
Founded in 2005, WNDX places special attention on the most innovative and ground-breaking work by Canadian filmmakers and video artists, with a special focus on the work of Manitoba and prairie artists. We celebrate the impetus to create in motion picture as a means of artistic expression and bring to the forefront works that may be overlooked by the mainstream. We consider all moving image art practices, including film, video, performance, installation and new media forms. WNDX is a film festival that was created by filmmakers, in support of filmmakers.
WNDX Inc. is a non-profit organization.
304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg MB R3B 1H3

Down program book HERE