Current artist in residence at the Chinese Arts Centre Chien-Ni Hung has been using studio space at Islington Mill to construct handmade film sets for a project with Manchester’s Neesa Women’s Group.
Chien-Ni first worked with the Chinese Arts Centre earlier this year. Having graduated from the Slade School of Art she undertook the Whisper Residency, developing new works that explored her Tiawanese roots.
Inspired by the aesthetics of narrative cinema and theatre Chein-Ni’s practice focuses upon the creation of surreal encounters where constructed sets and scenarios blur the boundaries of reality and fiction. Often incorporating volunteers and members of the public into her final film works her final works play with ideas of representation, memory and film history.
The results of her current project with the Chinese Arts Centre will be shown as part of Manchetser’s Asia Triennial this autumn.
Plus the opening of an exhibition of illustrations by Robert Shadbolt in the gallery space. www.robertshadbolt.net