New media artist, activist, and “digital nomad” Shu Lea Cheang presents My Grand Schemes Part of Scribe’s Producers’ Forums Screening and Discussion Series

Posted October 20th, 2009 at 11:18 am.

New media artist, activist, and “digital nomad” Shu Lea Cheang presents
My Grand Schemes
Part of Scribe’s Producers’ Forums Screening and Discussion Series

Saturday, October 24, 6 PM
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street , 3rd Floor
Philadelphia , PA 19104

Ms. Cheang uses New Media Platforms to create multi-artist/author art installations that traverse actual & virtual spaces & actively engages the viewer in the development of the narrative. Some themes of her work include ethnic stereotyping, institutional power, race relations, sexual politics, gender fusion, and the techno body. Her work has been commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York and included in permanent collections in museums around the world. Ms. Cheang will present excerpts from her works which use video, websites, projections and live performances, including:

BRANDON, an homage to Brandon/Teena Brandon of Nebraska, USA, a gender-crossing individual who was raped and murdered in 1993 after his female anatomy was revealed. Brandon , billed as the Guggenheim Museum’s first webs based art commission, was conceived as a one year narrative on the web. http://brandon.guggenheim.org

COIN LOCKER BABY TRILOGY, a three part installation that includes Baby Play, realized in 2001 at the NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo.

BABY LOVE, commissioned in 2005 by the National Taiwan Museum of Arts and premiered at Palais de Tokyo in Paris; and Baby Work , yet to be realized. http://babylove.biz

Excerpts from MOVING FOREST, a 12 hour, five act sonic performance realized at Transmediale, Berlin in 2008. http://movingforest.net

Ms. Cheang will be joined by award-winning independent filmmaker Rea Tajiri for a discussion of the aesthetic, logistical, and financial challenges in creating truly open and participatory New Media art projects.

More info on the event: http://www.scribe.org/events/mygrandschemesshuleacheang

Contact:
Boone T. Nguyen
Program Coordinator
p. 215-222-4201
f. 215-222-4205
www.scribe.org

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