Ms Park

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Ms
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2018

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Johnny

2015

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Bio

Li Zong-Jhan is a moving image artist based in Taiwan. He holds a Master’s degree in Photography Arts with distinction from the University of Westminster, London. His first film, Johnny, was awarded with the Gold Prize at the LEXUS Short Film Taiwan during his pursuit of the degree of BFA in Painting and Multimedia at the Taipei University of the Arts. Li’s following projects have been shown internationally within the contexts including fine art, film and photography.

Li is engaged in fiction-based practices bridging still imagery, animation and film. He melts and moulds singular selves into multiple authenticities, creating realities that compete with the original, the monolithic and the normative reality.

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Education

2017-2018
MA Photography Arts with Distinction, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

2012-2016
BFA Fine Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibitions

2019  Toulouse, France
The Pivot Point was part of Recontre Traverse Vidéo on the theme of Experimental {research/art},  screened in the programme of Les Curiosités at Cinémathèque de Toulouse, and exhibited in the programme of Recontres at Lycée Ozenne.

2018  ONCA Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Brighton Photo Fringe in the section of Open 18 Moving Image.

2018  Ambika P3, London, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Probable Lies, one of the joint MA Photography degree show (University of Westminster).

2016  New Taipei City, Taiwan
Body-Boat Project: Let’s Build a Boat and Row Us Out! was a group project conducted on the occasion of the BFA degree show (Taipei National University of the Arts).

2016  8 & 1/2 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
From 8 to 8 & 1/2 was exhibited in Visual Cortex, a duo exhibition with Tsai Tsung Hsun.

Awards

2017  Saint-Raphaël, France
Riddles from Inferno was officially selected in AVIFF art film festival.

2015  Taipei, Taiwan
Johnny was awarded Gold Prize in LEXUS Short Film Taiwan.

Sponsorships

2018  Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Pivot Point was sponsored by Donglin Fude Temple 東林福德廟 for the exhibition expense in Probable Lies (London, 2018).

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Ms Park

A harrowing story, growing and changing as it went public. Ms Park is derived from a female North Korean defector who has become famous for sharing her past to Western audience. She has been challenged for dramatising events with the inconsistencies between her statement.Critical responses have assigned labels to her, shrouding the girl in mystery.

Extracted from public speeches and interviews, Park’s own words are re-enacted as monologue with references noted at the top side of the video. The subject ‘I’ is changed to the third person pronoun while the exact words are being re-spoken. Driven by mass media, the complex identity of celebrity defectors has been extensively rendered into consumable messages. These messages, uncertain and paradoxical, intrigue me to build the peculiar dimension.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang, a gun instructor is pointed by cameras in the tourism shooting range.