Lee Kai Chung, Theatre Exile, 2020, single-channel video
Nominated by Wang Weiwei, CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Art and Textile).
Lee (HK) uses historical events, political systems and ideologies to inform his artistic research.
Using archive material and new original imagery, this commission is the fourth part of a pentalogy exploring displacement and diaspora. Lee took inspiration from his research of Jewish documentary filmmaker Gertrude Wolfson and Japanese film producer Nagamasa Kwakita. As an artist in exile, Wolfson hoped to film a documentary about her stateless compatriots in Shanghai to raise money for the war relief.
Commissioned on the occasion of Peer to Peer: UK/HK online Festival 2020 by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Open Eye Gallery and University of Salford Art Collection.