Chun-yu Liu (Taiwan/UK) is a visual artist working with video investigating oral history and lived experience of the Chinese diaspora. Her practice is informed by her reading of Cultural Studies, personal Taiwanese background and exploration of the audiovisual medium.
She was a finalist to Neo:artprize in 2015 and shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2015 and 2016, in the UK. Liu holds an MFA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Originally she was trained as an abstract painter. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan and lives in London, UK.
A love story: between the strait (2015, 6’04”)
‘A love story: between the strait’ is an artist video made from archival materials and interview footage showing a real love story narrated by the artist.
The video looks into how an elderly woman’s relationship with a military officer during the Chinese Civil War ended up as a construction of history in China over a period of four decades.
Her story is intertwined with the artist’s own family experience that has a very different outcome.