Curated and presented with Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre, tamtamART and OSMOSIS

October 17 • various UK venues

Artists’ film and video from Taiwan’s OSMOSIS Festival

A new collection of artists’ film and video curated from OSMOSIS, Taiwan’s leading film, video and music festival. A varied collection of film and video by some of Taiwan’s cutting edge artists working with moving image and creative technology.

All the artists grew up in the digital era, and their works respond to an age obsessed with digital culture and imagery, creating dialogues between technology, film and video art.

The programme will contain the premiere of a new commission by Taiwanese artist, Wu Chi-Yu, entitled Reading List. The film has been made in three Malaysian cities – George Town, Tanah Merah and Kota Bharu. During his journey, the artist interviewed local communities, documenting their reactions/interactions with books, articles and literature forbidden in northern Malaysia. Interviews were taken with booksellers about the trading and trafficking of such books, underground reading networks, and investigations into books banned for relating to “problematic” racial and religious ideologies.

Some of the artists from Taiwan and OSMOSIS’ curator will be at screenings to introduce the programme and talk to the audience.

Screening programme

CHEN Yin-Ju & James T. HONG End Transmission, 2010, 15 min 40 sec
FAN Chih-Ming, In the Fog – Abandoned City, 2016, 7 min 34 sec
LIN Shih-Chieh, A Short History of Decay, 2014, 5 min 45 sec
NIU Jun-Qiang, When I’m Getting Older With You, 2009, 5 min 10 sec
HSU Che-Yu, Microphone Test: A Letter to Huang Guo-Jun, 2015, 25 min 18 sec
WU Tzu-An, Stargazing, 2017, 2 min 48 sec
WU Chi-Yu, Reading List, 2017, approx. 20 min (in post-production) – in exhibition at Phoenix in Leicester, screened at all other venues
WU Chi-Yu, A Private Collection, 2016, 13 min 33 sec – screening only at Phoenix, Leicester

Event dates and venues

Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre

Date and time: Thursday, 5 October 2017 at 7:30pm (proceeding exhibition opening at 6pm)
Price: FREE
Address: 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Web / contact / tickets: / 0116 242 2800 / No booking needed

Exeter Phoenix

Date and time: 10 October 2017 at 5:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
Web / contact / tickets: / 01392 667080 / FREE – PLEASE BOOK HERE


Date and time: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 – doors and bar 7pm, event starts 7:15pm
Price: £3
Address: Fabrica, Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
Web / contact / tickets: / 01273 778646

Backlit Gallery

Date and time: Thursday, 12 October 2017 – doors and bar 6:30pm, event starts 7pm
Price: £2
Address: Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham , NG3 1JG
Web / contact / tickets: / 0115 8372426 / BOOK TICKETS

CCA Glasgow

Date and time: Monday, 16 October 2017, 7pm
Price: £2
Address: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
To book tickets (tickets also on door): / 0141 352 4900 / BOOK TICKETS


Supported by Arts Council England, National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan), tamtamART, Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre and OSMOSIS Audiovisual Media Festival.