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12th(2010)



Voices Seen, Images Heard

Linda C.H. LAI

  • Hong Kong China
  • 2009
  • 28min
  • DV6mmdigital
  • color/black and white
  • Experiment

Synopsis
 A historian, also an interdisciplinary artist, engages in a self-dialogue of how to write the history of her city, Hong Kong. Drilling the disparate mines of sights and sounds, she reexamines the power and limitation of ocular epistemology, which favors visual perception as the dominant form of knowing.


 

Program Note
 Voices Seen, Images Heard is an alternative historiography written in the form of visual ethnography and travelogue. The director tries to write the history of Hong Kong with a variety of her collections including photos, paintings, movies, and newsreels, but these visual materials contrastingly distract our understanding about Hong Kong. The location of, a Hollywood movie which pictures Hong Kong people in a ridiculous manner, is not Hong Kong but Shanghai. Visual materials have great effect in understanding a country, but none of the visual materials about Hong Kong here show Hong Kong as it is. Maybe, being torn apart and scattered, those materials per se are the history of Hong Kong which was returned to China after 100 years of English occupation. The director says Hong Kong is the fragments that are secretive, fragile, and distorted. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • Linda C.H. LAILinda C.H. LAI

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Credit

  • ProducerLinda C.H. LAI
  • Screenwriter Linda C.H. LAI
  • Cinematography Linda C.H. LAI
  • Art director Linda C.H. LAI
  • Editor Linda C.H. LAI
  • Sound Linda C.H. LAI