Participatory writing project + social media + video installation
The film has 2016 (20mins pilot), 2019 (70mins), and 2021(70mins) versions. Each year, artist Lee Tzu-Tung continues to re-edit the video clips they collected during their field research, to reflect and critic upon the change in Taiwan's political narratives over the years, writing the time lag through the cinema-form.
♔ 2023 exhibit at MIT Museum.
♔ 2022 selected in MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative.
♔ 2021 exhibit at ANTART, Lisbon Univerisity.
♔ 2019 exhibit at <Sensefield>, Bopiliao, Taipei.
♔ 2019 exhibit at <Why Did You Come to Taiwan>, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan.
♔ 2017 exhibit at Cepo' Art Center, Hualien, Taiwan.
♔ 2016 exhibit at Gene Siskel Theater, Chicago, USA.
♔ 2014 Won Experimental Film fund from Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation
✎ 2022 <Striving for a Distorted Voice”: Landscapes Narrated by A Yao and Queer Reflections in “Writing the Time Lag> at ARTTouch by Huang Jin-In.
Lee Tzu Tung’s artworks focus on the politics of art, and how art and artists could serve or be transformed in politics. The film is a conclusion of their three-year political experience in both Taiwan and America. The director taking themselves as an object in the experiment joined Taiwan’s legislation procedures, and election campaigns, organized indigenous movements, gender movements, and a bilingual press. Under the cover of a political activist, they tried to observe the reason for the political fever and furthered her reflection on modernization and its effect on people’s life.
This ethnographical yet experimental documentary covered topics including the transformation of Taiwan’s national identification, how cross-cultural marriage works in modernity, how Indigenous queer fit in their tradition, and reflects on how internationalization in contemporary art affects local creators.
**The film is completed by an all-female/non-binary film crew, and all the 50mm shots are directed or operated by the interviewees.
For the latest 2021 version, please contact artist Lee Tzu-Tung.