Dorothy Cheung – Home, and a Distant Archive (2020)
Home, and a Distant Archive, by previous CFCCA residency artist Dorothy Cheung, is a poetic portrait of four Hong Kong women living in London, who volunteered for retrieving and digitising the UK records of Hong Kong’s handover, and their thoughts on identity, diaspora and their home at this troubled time. The film is a resonant, poetic, deeply personal, yet expansive reflection, bringing into sharp relief the political and existential moment we are in.
Watch the work here between Thu the 18th – Wed 24th of March 2021 (24’13”).
*Please note this work will be available to UK audiences only.
In March, May*, July and September 2021, CFCCA will present weekly film screenings, giving our audiences a new means to connect with our programme from home, and engage with key issues of our present moment.
Dorothy Cheung (b. 1987) is a filmmaker and artist, she currently works and lives in Hong Kong. Her practice explores the notion of identities and home through a double perspective – personal and political, memory and forgetfulness. Her moving-image works are internationally selected for film festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Leeds International Film Festival, South Taiwan Film Festival and Queer Lisboa.
*We have taken the decision to cancel May’s Film Club to allow the Curatorial Team to support gallery reopening and programming. Apologies for any inconvenience, we look forward to Film Club’s return in July.
Photo credit: Dorothy Cheung, film still of Home, and a Distant Archive (2020). Image courtesy of the artist.