Masterclass with Tsai Ming-Liang
Tsai Ming-Liang as an artist, filmmaker, discusses his installations and performance in relation to his film practice. A discovery of how he thinks about making work for different contexts. His approach, always seems serendipitous how he comes across his characters or materials that become films or become art installation. Approaching Xiaokang as a performer, approaching portrait films as life drawings, his film descriptions as poetry…light, colour, architecture…it’s all so rich together, in this masterclass Tsai Ming-Liang will share how his language/approach is translated or re-conceptualised across the contexts of his work in cinema/gallery/theatre.
About Tsai Ming-Liang
Tsai Ming-Liang is one of the most prominent film directors of the new cinema movement in Taiwan. In 1994, his film Vive L’ amour was awarded the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, and this helped establish a place for him in the world of international film. In 2009, Face became the first film to be included in the collection of the Louvre Museum’s “Le Louvre s’offre aux cineastes.” It has since become the benchmark for films venturing into the world of art galleries. In recent years, Tsai Ming-Liang has also moved on to installation art. His works have been well-received in Venice, Shanghai, Nagoya. Since 2012, he has been working on a long project to film Lee Kang-Sheng’s slow walk, cooperating with various cities and organisations. His 10th full-length feature “Stray Dogs” (2013) was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 70th Venice Film Festival. In 2014, he presented the critically acclaimed theatre work The Monk from Tang Dynasty in arts festivals in Brussels, Vienna, Gwangju and Taipei. That same year, Tsai made history by bringing his movie Stray Dogs at the Museum at MoNTUE, the Museum of National Taipei University of Education. In 2017, Tsai made first feature length VR film, The Deserted, which lead him to film Your Facethe year in 2018 which are both going to premiere in Taiwan Film Festival UK this April.
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