Artist Zhu Xiaowen on documentary 'Oriental Silk'

Film review published on Documentary filmmaker and media artist Zhu Xiaowen was born and raised in Shanghai but has since gone on to live and work in the international arts community. Currently living in London, U.K., Zhu joined us for an interview on Dec. 19 to discuss what inspired her latest work, "Oriental Silk," and to probe some questions about identity and reality that arise from her poignant documentary. Zhu's "Oriental Silk" follows American-Chinese businessman Kenneth Wong, owner of the Beverly Hills fabric store Oriental Silk. The store, which Wong inherited from his first-generation Chinese American parents, seems oddly placed among the hipster cafes and boutiques of


Arthub Asia Screening Presents: Zhu Xiaowen, DISTANCE BETWEEN 3-channel video, 2012, 25 minutes, 15.12.15 — 14.01.16 DISTANCE BETWEEN is a 3-channel video previously shown as an installation at the Dumbo Arts Center, New York and The Arcade Gallery, San Pedro. For the first time Arthub will screen DISTANCE BETWEEN online. Xiaowen’s work ostensibly addresses the topic of long-distance romantic relationships. The interviews, filmed with 6 subjects, recount individual stories as confessions, beginning with the innocent excitement of growing intimacy through simple means of text messages and phone calls, to the complexity of Skype, examining the inherent properties of the medium. The project b

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