Experimental Canada/Taiwan 2014 No dialogue 0:04:51
Industrious Dreams of a Forgotten Past explores a derelict potato starch factory in Xinshi, southern Taiwan. The factory closed down due to the industrial development within the manufacturing sector making more traditional methods of production obsolete. In this video, the structure becomes poetically activated by the superimposition of antique drawings from machinery manuals used in traditional starch manufacturing.
soJin Chun is a Toronto-based artist working in video and installation. Using a whimsical and humorous approach, her work examines cultural multiplicity and complexities of immigration through local narratives. Chun has participated in video screening and exhibitions internationally. Presently, she has a solo exhibition at Tragaluz Digital in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain as part of Fotonoviembre, a Biennale photography festival. Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities. She is currently the Head of Education and Community Outreach at Gallery 44.