2:30-5:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Richard Fung on Two of His Films
Speaker: Richard Fung
Chair: Dr. Helen Xiaoyan Wu
Place: Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
Room 8049, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto
Richard Fung is a Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and writer. His single channel and installation works have been widely presented internationally and his essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the co-author, with Monika Kin Gagnon, of a book of interviews, 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics, published in English and French by Artexte. Richard teaches in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design. The films he will screen in the lecture are Rex vs. Singh (2008) and Sea in the Blood (2000).
Rex vs. Singh (2008, 30 minutes)
A collaboration with John Greyson and Ali Kazimi, Rex vs. Singh re-examines a 1915 sodomy case involving two Sikh men entrapped by Vancouver police. Techniques from documentary, narrative and experimental cinema are brought together to mine the intersection of racism and homophobia a year after the notorious Komogata Maru incident.
Sea in the Blood (2000, 24 minutes)
Sea in the Blood is an autobiographical video about love and loss, intertwining two relationships (sister and lover) and two diseases of the blood (thallasemia and HIV/AIDS