Artist’s Choice

Artist’s Choice: Yan Wai Yin
Terror Nullius + Breathless Animals Screening & Artist’s Talk

Artist’s Choice: Yan Wai Yin
Terror Nullius + Breathless Animals Screening & Artist’s Talk

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Date & Time

29 Oct 2021 7pm-10pm

Location

JC Cube

Price

$80

General

Terror Nullius 
Director: Soda Jerk 
Australia/ 2018/ 55  minutes/ 彩Colour/  in English with Chinese Subtitle 

Breathless Animals
Director:Lei Lei 
The Mainland/ 2019/ 68 minutes/ Colour/  in  Putonghua with English Subtitle

Known for her use of found footage combined with superposition, fragmentation, and image manipulation, the video artist Yan Wai Yin creates video works infused with a unique voice. Yan’s works often take off from a personal, subjective point of view and then intervene into a society in disarray, unveiling the tensions between the intimate, the individual, and the collective.

In this edition of Artist’s Choice, Yan chooses videos by the Australian artist duo’s Terror Nullius and the Mainland director Lei Lei’s Breathless Animals. Terror Nullius appropriates notable icons from Australian cinema and turns them into a narrative that is at once hilarious and critical—it is an intelligent and visually engrossing film essay on the tradition and culture of Australia. On the other hand, Breathless Animals veers between a microscopic family chronicle and a narrative of the progress of society and history at large, probing through unconventional means into unrecognised truths and the past in an ordinary Chinese family.


Artist Bio

YAN Wai Yin

YAN Wai Yin (b.1994) works and lives in Hong Kong. She has been a member of Floating Projects Collective since 2015. Yan excels at the juxtaposition and insertion of literary texts in narratives. Through shifting personal observations and the temporal, emotional distance in different texts, Yan inscribes quotidian fragments of memories lingering in space and objects. Her film “Localized Blindness” was awarded the Best Experimental Award in the 20th South Taiwan Film Festival. Recent exhibitions and screenings include European Media Art Festival (DE), Timestamped: Selected Films from Yan Wai Yin, de Art Center, Beijing (CN), no-body’s room - The Room Projects (FR) & LUX London (UK) and ANIMA - the 7th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition in 2020 (TW).