Linda Chiu-han Lai – Door Games Window Frames: Near Drama (China 2012, 11:13 mins.)

A hypnotic, triple screen video collage consisting of iconic images from cinema history, though not from Hollywood, but from Hong Kong instead.

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BIO: Linda Chiu-han Lai is a Hong Kong-based academic, artist, curator and art historian working at the intersections of experimental video art, interactive media and cultural history. Lai is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. She is the founder and artistic director of the Writing Machine Collective.

Lai received her B.A. in English Language & Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and pursued her M.A. (Wheaton College, Illinois – communication & journalism) and Ph.D. (New York University – Cinema Studies) in the USA.

Lai’s artworks are primarily experiments with various forms of video and installation, based on her research in experimental historiography. Her works have been exhibited widely in Hong Kong and worldwide in cities including Shanghai, Torun, Paris, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, London, Taipei, Soeul, New York City and Montreal, and several times in International Competition at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2005, 2009, 2011).