Film Taiwan and the Tate Modern have curated the moving image work of Taiwanese artist, Chen Chieh-Jen in a film programme entitled Chen Chieh-Jen: Reverberations – which will run on 6-7 March as part of Tate Film’s Pioneer series and the Taiwan Film Festival 2020.
The series is a tailored survey of Chen’s work across film, video and installation and underscores the artist’s strikingly inventive, socially-engaged approach to the moving image.
Chen’s films critically reflect on post-colonialism, power structures, state violence and neoliberalism – topics which reflect the theme of this year’s Taiwan Film Festival: Wounded.
Chen will also take part in post-screening Q&As and will lead a masterclass.
You can check out the full programme of films here: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/tate-film
Festival curator Festival curator, Aephie Chen said: “ This year’s Festival reflects on historic political and social issues which are still unresolved and continue to repeat themselves, both in Taiwan and on a global scale. The films open and examine the ‘wounds’ instigated during Taiwan’s martial law period in an effort to understand how we have been affected and how we might be able to heal”.
The second part of the Taiwan Film Festival will run in September and will see the UK premiere of a number of Taiwanese films, as well as the first retrospective of acclaimed film editor Liao Ching- sung who began his career in the 1970s.
Liao is a defining voice of the post-martial law period, having edited films for most of the Taiwanese New Wave directors which emerged after 1987, including all of Hao Hsiao-Hsieh and Edward Yang’s films.
Following on from the September programme in London, the Festival will travel to Norway where it will showcase a second series of Taiwanese films.
Taiwan Film Festival
Realm of Reverberations
About the festival
The Taiwan Film Festival is FilmTaiwan’s effort to showcase the talented and distinct cinematic voice of Taiwan through a programme of classic and new independent films.
It also aims to provide opportunities for Taiwanese filmmakers and producers to showcase their works to UK and Nordic distributors with the goal of creating interactions between the countries.