Islands and Sea in the Blood: Videos by Richard Fung

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 22, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2005, 6pm

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Richard Fung in person!

Video artist and educator Richard Fung is known for bringing criticism and activism to art. A Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and cultural critic, Fung studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto, where he runs the Centre for Independent Visual Media and Education. His tapes have been widely screened and collected internationally, and his essays have been published in many books and anthologies. Sea in the Blood (2000) is a personal documentary, a narrative of love and loss set against a background of colonialism in the Caribbean and the reverberations of migration and political change. In Islands (2002), Fung deconstructs the 1957 John Huston film Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison to comment on the Caribbean’s relationship to the cinematic image. Also in the program is a sneak preview of a yet untitled documentary, Fung’s latest project with Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier. Co-presented with the Video Data Bank. 2000-2005, Richard Fung, Canada, ca. 90 min, video.

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