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Online Screening: Transatlantic Labor, Collective Memory, and Nomadism

  • Saturday
    Dec 18–Thursday
    Dec 23, 2021

Featuring video works by Richard Fung and Peng Zuqiang 彭祖强

As part of the finissage of Más Allá, el Mar Canta (Beyond, the Sea Sings) – Diasporic Intimacies and Labor, Times Art Center Berlin presents a screening of selected works by Richard Fung and Peng Zuqiang from December 18 til 23, 2021.

Find more exhibition program on our Online Publication.

Nang by Nang (2018) by Richard Fung

Nang by Nang, 2018, single-channel video, 40:18 min., distributor Vtape, courtesy of the artist

In the vivid portrait Nang by Nang (2018), filmmaker Richard Fung gets to know his previously unknown first cousin at her current home in New Mexico and on the road in Trinidad. Stubbornness, resourcefulness, and resilience have allowed Nang to surmount life’s scars and tragedies. With Nang, Fung continues his autoethnographic explorations of his Chinese Caribbean family, expanding on “inside” and “outside” relatives first broached in My Mother’s Place (1990) and probes the meaning of “Chinese” in the Trinbagonian context.

Richard Fung (b. 1954, Port of Spain) lives and works in Toronto. Fung is an artist, writer, and professor emeritus at OCAD University, Toronto. His experimental, essayistic, and documentary videos deal with LGBTQ+ Asian Canadians, HIV/AIDS, gay Asian spectatorship of pornography, racism in policing, refugee rights, justice in Israel/Palestine, and his Chinese-Caribbean family.

Richard Fung Talks About Nang by Nang

keep in touch (part I) (2020-21) by Peng Zuqiang 彭祖强

Keep in Touch (single channel version), 2021, 13:58 min, HD video and Super 8 transferred to HD, courtesy of the artist.

Filmed with a non-white cast, Peng Zuqiang’s keep in touch (part I) (2020-21) prominently featuring queer and Asian bodies, and centers different sets of moments and movements on one key question: When the idea of an individual subject cannot be pronounced, how may we reconsider being visible, audible, or legible?  

Peng Zuqiang (b. 1992, Changsha) makes moving images. Recent exhibitions and screenings include UCCA Beijing, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, IDFA, Antimatter, and Open City Doc Festival. He has received fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell, Skowhegan, the Core Program. He received the ‘Jury Special Prize’ from the 8th Huayu Youth Award, and a ‘Special Mention’ from Festival Film Dokumenter, Yogyakarta for his first feature film, Nan (2020).  

Peng Zuqiang Talks About keep in touch (part I)