IMA Studio is pleased to present The back of the shrimp that cries by Ting Ting Cheng, in association with The Muse Gallery
The back of the shrimp that cries by Ting Ting Cheng
Saturday 2nd March & Sunday 3rd March 18:45 - 21:45
(18:30 audience admission)
Film Length: 98 minutes
Inspired by a personal story of the artist's mother, Cheng created two fictional characters - Tin-Tin, who travelled to Seoul in order to find the Korean man of her mother's romantic past, and Christina, an Asian American who moved to Seoul in order to find her 'root'. By following their journeys, the project explores the national relationship between Taiwan and South Korea as well as the concept of race, gender, tradition, nationhood, and colonial history.
The project was made during Cheng's artist in residency at MMCA Changdong, Seoul, and it was funded by National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan and MMCA Korea.
Ting-Ting Cheng was born in 1985, Taiwan, and moved to London in 2008. She graduated from MA Photographic Studies at University of Westminster and MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Her work, through the use of photography, video, intervention, and installation, investigates prominent sociocultural issues and revisits previously undocumented historical events.
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