Chi Jang Yin

Chi Jang YIN

(English only)

Chinese-born media artist Chi Jang YIN is best known for her reflective, autobiographical work, which comments upon the state of Chinese culture, past and present. Her video work combines documentary, experimental and narrative disciplines and she often imbues her work with elements from her background in photography and performance art. Through humor and irony, her conceptual work leads to the merging of personal and social statements. Themes of Yin’s work consist of displacement, alienation, the absence of representation, memory in narrative, and individualism reconstructed and intertwined with social and cultural infrastructures.
YIN’s award-winning videos are internationally recognized and are frequently featured in film exhibitions, galleries, museums and film festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Kassel Dokumentarfilm-und-Videofest (Germany), Asian Art Biennial at The Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), The Contemporary Center of Art (Bulgaria), The Cheekwood Art Museum (Nashville), The Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix), The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), The Pacific Film Archive (University of California-Berkeley), The Los Angeles Film Festival, and The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA (The Netherlands). Her videos are distributed by the Video Data Bank in Chicago and Videotage in Hong Kong.

Dark River (2010, 6’05”)

在寂靜的夜晚,兩位老人作為藝術同儕與好友,沿著流過中國村莊的河流並排而行。雖然已過50年,但他們沒有忘記在文革期間教育營中學會的宣傳歌曲。他們不將這些歌曲視為民族主義的創作,而是對青春的渴望。