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Wonders Wander Screening and Q+A with Shu Lea Cheang

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Taiwanese filmmaker and net-artist Shu Lea Cheang will visit York University and Toronto in March 2020 for a series of events and screenings that will promote her Taiwanese heritage and the current cultural moment while also engaging York students and the general public in detailed discussions of her work.

On Tuesday March 24, she will screen Wonders Wander, a series of short films originally commissioned by Madrid Pride, as part of York’s weekly Nat Taylor Tuesday series. Wonders Wander’s fantastical filmic episodes recount tales of present-day people’s resistance with relentless defiance, seductive sensuality and vigorous passion. See more information on Wonders Wander here.

**The event will include a lively Q+A session with the artist.**

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Shu Lea Cheang will also participate in an Artist Talk focused on 3x3x6 which was showcased at the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale Screen on Wednesday March 25 at 1pm in York Lanes (room 280A) at York University. Please click here for more information.

Finally, in partnership with Pleasure Dome, She Lea Cheang will present the Canadian premiere of her feature film FLUIDØ at 8pm on Thursday March 26 at Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario. See here for more information. This event will include York Cinema and Media Arts faculty member John Greyson.

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We thank our additional sponsors for their support of Shu Lea Cheang's visit:

York Centre for Asian Research: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office: https://origin-www.roc-taiwan.org/cayyz/

York Centre for Feminist Research: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/

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Shu Lea Cheang is an artist, filmmaker and networker working with various art mediums and film formats, including installation, performance, net art, public art, video installation, feature-length film and mobile web serial. As a net art pioneer, her project BRANDON (1998-1999) was the first web art commissioned and collected by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenario and artwork imagination, crafting her own “science” fiction genre of new queer cinema, terming them eco-cybernoia (FRESH KILL, 1994), sci-fi cyberpunk (I.K.U., 2000), sci-fi cypherpunk (Fluidø, 2017). From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her present retreat to post net-crash BioNet zone, Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works. In 2019, she presented 3x3x6 at Venice Biennale 2019. Currently she is developing two projects: UNBORN0x9 (a hacking performance) and UKI (an interruptive cinema). http://mauvaiscontact.info

This event is part of the department of Cinema and Media Arts' 50th anniversary celebrations. Check out our other upcoming events here.

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