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Nanyang Express I : Trans-drifting and South Sea Crossing
2018
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LIN Yi-Chi
Nanyang Express I : Trans-drifting and South Sea Crossing
2018
4K Single-channel video, Color, Sound
15’00
01 / 10

Acting as a messenger, I took along the family letters from Indonesia that had been kept in my home for years and visited the Bangka Island located in northern Indonesia - according to the illegible address in scratchy handwriting on the envelope - to conduct video documentation. In the early years, a lot of Kinmenese would go to Southeast Asia to search for job opportunities. Yet, such action left them with no choice but to move away from home and put down roots in another country for good, so all they could do was send ghostwritten family letters to their relatives, whose images, as well as the impression of hometown, had gradually faded from their memories. Hence, I embarked on a journey based on the track of the trans-island migration in my family. Through the artistic practice that incorporates on-site video documentation, family letters/photos, collected oral reminiscence, and personal experience of multilingual communications, I aim to tell the story that profoundly portrays the lives of Kinmenese diasporas.

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Born in 1986, Lin Yi-Chi now works and lives in Taipei. Lin received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts, and is currently pursuing another Master’s degree in Motion Picture at National Taiwan Universit ...
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