Screening of Chia-Wei Hsu’s Huai Mo Village and Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau

Huai_Mo Chia-Wei Hsu

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York would like to invite all cinephiles to the screenings of two films by Taiwanese artist Chia-Wei Hsu, Huai Mo Village (2012, single-channel video, 8’20”) and Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau (2015, single-channel video, 13’30”), at 7:00pm on November 1 at the Asia Art Archive in America.

The screenings will be followed by a conversation with Chia-Wei Hsu, moderated by curator and critic Christopher Phillips. The discussion will touch upon how the artist explores filmmaking as a performance art and reveals the untold histories of the Cold War in Asia.

Huai Mo Village takes place in an orphanage in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The founder of the orphanage, a pastor and former intelligence officer, recalls the plight of Chinese Nationalist troops retreating to the border regions between Thailand and Myanmar at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1950. In the Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau, the elderly soldiers perform a traditional Thai puppet show on the legend of Hanuman—a monkey general who leads his troop to battle and helps a prince return to the kingdom from which he was exiled.

For more information, please visit Taipei Cultural Center.
For tickets, please visit the event page.

Date and time: Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Asia Art Archive in America (43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)