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Taiwan at the Forefront of Digital Arts

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PHI Centre Espace 4
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

Cocktail & exhibition visit*: 5:30 PM
Discussion: 7:30 PM

*first come, first served

All ages for the discussion, 13 years old + for the exhibition visit

General admission: $22.50
Student admission: $17.50

Price including service fees, excluding taxes

The conversation will be held in English, French and Mandarin Chinese. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

A discussion on Taiwan’s multidisciplinary approach to extended reality (XR) and its leading role in highlighting local artists on the international stage.

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In recent years, Taiwan has played a leading role in producing rich, complex and compelling XR works that have won awards at festivals worldwide.

This panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chaos & Memories, currently at the PHI Centre. Most particularly the four award-winning virtual reality (VR) works being showcased as part of the Taiwan Spotlight session, which is co-hosted by the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). Established in 2019 by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, the organization has a mission to support the development of Taiwan's creative content industry.

The discussion, moderated by Myriam Achard, Head of New Media Partnerships and Public Relations at PHI, will address the mechanisms that allow Taiwan's cultural context to help provoke and nurture a strong community of artists and creative technologists. The artists present will also introduce us to their interdisciplinary practices and approaches to XR.

SPECIAL OFFER:
Ticket holders for the exhibition Chaos & Memories will receive a 15% discount on general admission for this conversation at the PHI Centre.

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Chaos & Memories

March 22 June 11, 2023

An exhibition comprising a British immersive installation and four award-winning Taiwanese virtual reality works that take us through personal, empirical and historical experiences

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MODERATOR

PHI Event Centre Mediation Culturelle Chaosetmemoires Myriam Achard

Myriam Achard

Myriam Achard is the voice and face of PHI internationally. Her mission is twofold: to promote the development of local and international artistic avant-garde, while paving the way for new creators.

Since 2006, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to promote PHI's creative impulse, driven by an ambitious message: to develop and promote artistic innovation in the world. Thanks to its efforts, the group today occupies a prominent place in the artistic avant-garde, both as producer and distributor. PHI exports its creative impulse to three continents: from New York to Tokyo to Venice.

As Head of New Media Partnerships and Public Relations, Myriam Achard travels the world in search of the most innovative and immersive works in order to present them in Montreal.

GUESTS

PHI Event Centre Mediationculturelle Chaosetmemoires Min Wei KUO

Min-Wei Kuo

Project Manager, International Partnership
Dept. of Content & Culture Technology, Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA)

Coming from a filmmaking background, Min-Wei Kuo is currently working as project manager at the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), mainly focusing on international partnerships, promotion of Taiwan original immersive content and industry bridging. Skilled in cross-field international communication, project management, immersive content programming and showcase arrangement, Kuo is also experienced in VR / XR content licensing and festival strategy.

Min-Wei Kuo also has experience as an XR Program Manager at Kaohsiung Film Festival - XR Dreamland, one of the biggest immersive festival in Asia; Program Manager at VR FILM LAB, Taiwan’s first venue specialized in cinematic VR content showcase; and as head of Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB original contents’ international distribution.

PHI Event Centre Mediation Culturelle Chaosetmemoires Chen Singing

Singing Chen

Singing Chen’s work encompasses fiction, documentary and VR films and has received numerous festival accolades. Her debut Bundled (2000) competed in Vancouver and God, Man, Dog (2007) screened at Berlinale, VIFF, HK, Busan and elsewhere. Chen’s documentaries detail artistic practice and the environment. Through VR technology she explores space and movement. Afterimage for Tomorrow (2018) was exhibited at the NewImages Festival. Her latest VR experience The Man Who Couldn’t Leave (2022) won the Grand Prize, Best Experience, in the Venice Immersive Competition section at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. Chen’s collective work is marked by a deep empathy for disenfranchised characters and a strong sense of social justice.

PHI Event Centre Mediationculturelle Chaosetmemoires Craig Quintero

Craig Quintero

As the Artistic Director of the Taipei-based Riverbed Theatre Company, Craig has written and directed over fifty original image-based performances, including productions in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, France, Germany, and the United States. He is also a sculptor and installation artist whose work has been shown at the Asian Biennial, Venice Biennale Collateral Events, Kobe Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei MOCA, and the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. His VR experience, All That Remains, premiered at the 79th Venice Film Festival (2022) and has been screened at festivals including the Thessaloniki Film Festival, FESPACO, FilmMakerFest, and the Luxembourg Film Festival (where the project won the prize for the Best Immersive Experience). A former Fulbright Senior Scholar, Craig received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is a Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Grinnell College.

PHI Event Centre Médiation Culturelle Chaoset Memoires Fish Wang

Fish Wang

Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1971, Fish Wang is a graduate of the Arts & Crafts Department of Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School. He has been involved in animation and comics for more than 20 years, working in an animation company as a layout composer and art designer. His animated short, Gold Fish, has won the Best Animated Short at the 2019 Golden Horse Awards. He has also recently ventured into VR with Red Tail, an adaptation of his same-named comic story, and was selected for the 2022 Venice Immersive Competition.

PHI Event Centre Mediation Culturelle Chaosetmemoires Kuan Yuan
Photo: Kuan-Yuan Lai

Kuan-Yuan Lai

LAI Kuan-Yuan, born in Taipei in 1981, is a film director, CG graphist, XR content creator, and also the founder of Poké Poké Creative Studio, in Taiwan. He graduated from the film school, Shih-Hsin University in Taiwan and SUPINFOCOM, an animation school in France. He’s committed to independent production and multimedia visual arts work. Most of his works consider the relationship between environment, culture, life and people from the perspective of the land. Themes in sci-fi utopia, locality and worldwide issues in folklore, events, and environment have always been a rich resource for his artistic creations. His recent VR works include the Manga VR The Reflected City, the VR documentary Missing Picture: Tsai Ming Liang and the speech-interactive VR documentary Speak to Awaken: Ep.1 Diving into Siraya.

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