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Linda Chiu-han lai
I Told Them My Camera Was On
Experimental doc. | dv | color | 24'44'' | Hongkong | 2005
The video is a narrative game reconstructing Lai?s own video diaries (1990-2004) and found footage. It plays with the thin line between remembering and fabricating, recording and staging, documentary and story? It subverts causal narrative logic and shows 13 women?s stories as a network of acquaintances, each in an isolated moment of her life. Questions on the practice of auto-ethnography are raised via ?the politics of the everyday.?
Currently teaching full-time at the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong, Linda Lai is a inter-disciplinary artist, curator, creative writer, scholar and historian. She did her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies at the New York University. Her scholarly and creative research includes cultural studies, film theory/history, narrative experimentation and creative writing, with a switching move into image & text, digital media, intermediality, cybertextuality and visual ethnography.