Oriental Silk Screening: WHITSTABLE BIENNALE 2016

Whitstable Biennale is a festival of performance, film and sound, taking place every two years on the Kent coast. This year, their Artists' Short Film Programme will present Oriental Silk at Horsebridge Arts Centre. Artists’ Short Film Programme Saturday 4th June - Sunday 12th June 10:00—18:00 H4, Horsebridge Arts Centre This programme of short films runs three times every day during the festival. The programme starts at 10:00, 12:40 and 15:20. Visit at any point during opening times. Free. Whitstable Biennale is a festival of performance, film and sound, taking place every two years on the Kent coast. The event has grown out of Whitstable’s extensive artistic community, and has developed a

Necessary Frames Presenting Oriental Silk

Selected by Gareth Evans. He is Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Saturday 11 June 8pm BLOC PROJECTS 71 Eyre Lane Sheffield S1 4RB Given the times, it feels inevitable that artworks in any medium or genre, whether intentionally or not, will be considered for their ‘use value’. This can be a world away from the crudely economic, being measures of, and aids towards, resistance to the diverse and significant forces currently oppressing us. Documentary, given its engagement with the ‘real’, however defined, might, it could – and should – be argued, feel this particular responsibility more keenly. This status is only increased when coupled with the form’s condition, its intention and

Xiaowen Zhu | Following a Global Path to a Career as an Independent Artist

Spotlight: Syracuse University | College of Visual + Performing Arts Xiaowen Zhu earned a master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree from the Department of Transmedia’s art video program in 2012. A London-based documentary filmmaker, media artist, curator, and writer, she uses video, photography, performance, installation, and mixed media as platforms to communicate the complex experience of being an international person and to wrestle with the notion of a disembodied identity. Zhu’s latest film, Oriental Silk (2015), is a documentary that explores the worldview of Kenneth Wong, owner of the first silk importing company in Los Angeles. The film premiered last November at the Aurora Museum in Shangh

Oriental Silk: Screening and Conversation

Presented by the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture and the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Organised by Sukhdev Sandu, Associate Professor of English , Social and Cultural Analysis; Director, Asian/Pacific/American Studies . Oriental Silk is a film about touch and tactility, about craft and value, about the colors of memory. The screening was followed by a conversation with the director Xiaowen Zhu, Christina H. Moon, Sukhdev Sandu and Thuy Linh Tu. Christina H. Moon is Assistant Professor in Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History at Parsons The New Scho

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