A Homeland Story: Across the Strait

Chun-yu Liu

Synopsis

Looking into the diaspora due to the Chinese Civil War in 1949 and the (im)possibility to return to history through a theme park in China. All footage reversed consequently.

Director Biography

Chun-yu Liu, born in Taipei, Taiwan, is a visual artist working with moving image. Funded by the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship at Manchester School of Art, Chun-yu is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD on re-interpreting chinoiserie from a postcolonial perspective. In her practice, she has been working on the Chinese diaspora based on her familial experience. Chun-yu was a recipient of Junior Scholar Travel Grant from American Association for Chinese Studies in 2016, shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2015 and 2016, and a finalist to Neo:artprize in 2015 in the UK. Her videos have been screened/exhibited at the ICA London, Taipei International Video Art Exhibition, Goethe Institut Lisbon, MK Gallery UK, Mingsheng Art Museum Beijing, and Bundoora Homestead Art Center Melbourne. She has given presentations on her art at Oxford University, SOAS, Pepperdine University, Charles Sturt University, and Catholic University of Portugal. Originally, she was trained to be an abstract painter.

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