Yen-Chao Lin Alice Ming Wai Jim DIY Haunt



O. Lewis, 2017

New Media Performance on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 8 pm

Installation version on May 20-21, 1-5 pm

In collaboration with Festival Accès Asie
This event is part of the Montreal Digital Spring 2017

Produced during her artist residency at OBORO, Yen-Chao Lin’s DIY Haunt is an immersive installation performance inspired by the artist’s childhood experiences in the Republic of China in the 1980s and 1990s during a period of turbulent political change and rapid economic growth. It reflects on the political tension and instability that remains despite the end of four decades of martial law in Taiwan which lasted 38 years from May 19, 1949 to July 15, 1987.

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O. Lewis, 2017

Yen-Chao Lin is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist, self-described postmodern archivist, and a natural history enthusiast. She is an avid collector of all things from found family records to Victorian ephemera and biological specimens. As a first generation Taiwanese-born immigrant, her works are often inspired by oral histories, folk religion practices, as well as recurring hauntological themes. Lin holds a BFA from Concordia University with a major in film production.

Alice Ming Wai Jim is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories. She is co-editor-in-chief of the international journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. An art historian and curator, her research on diasporic art in Canada and contemporary Asian art has generated new dialogues within and between ethnocultural and global art histories, critical race theory, media arts, and curatorial studies.

Yen-Chao Lin – DIY Haunt
Curator : Alice Ming Wai Jim
Exhibition presented at OBORO from May 19 to 21, 2017.
In collaboration with Festival Accès Asie, Intervalles Residency Program.
As part of OBORO’s 2017 programming : One year dedicated to Indigenous artists and thinkers.
Special thanks to Khosro Behramandi
Director, camera operator, editor : Mélanie O’Bomsawin
OBORO acknowledges that Tiohtià:ke, where its activities take place, is unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory.

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