Desiree Lim (DEZ)
This film is a documentation of the 2001 exhibition, Women Breaking Boundaries 21: For the Future, held in Japan. During this event, the Women’s Art Network presents the results of a two-year endeavor: works on environment, gender, the body, age, sexuality, violence and community seen from a woman’s point-of-view.
All the artworks, from installation art, films, performance art to sculptures, attempt to expose this ‘women’s point-of-view’ by breaking down the distinction between high and popular culture. The idea of what women actually think of feminist art is highlighted as the filmmaker comments on each and every artwork exhibited. Furthermore, in a news report format, the film explains in detail how this project has been put together so successfully. Overall, this film suggests that feminist art can be born at the very moment when life and art are inseparable. This is where a ‘woman’s point-of-view’ provides an arena for a new artistic expression. (Kim Sun-ah)
Desiree Lim (DEZ)Desiree Lim (DEZ)
Desiree Lim is a second generation Chinese born in Malaysia who spent her adolescent years in Japan. Desiree Lim has been actively involved in independent filmmaking in Tokyo working from a gay artist’s perspective on the themes of gender and sexuality. She has worked as both producer and director on news features and documentaries at one of Japan’s biggest national TV networks - TV Asahi. In 2001, she made her TV feature film debut with Sugar Sweet. Her short films include Closets are for Clothes(1995), Dyke: Just Be It(1999), Disposable Lez(1999) and ♀RoTiCiSm(2001).