Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Lana Lin

Taiwan Video Club

Lana Lin. Taiwan Video Club, 1999.

Description:
Taiwan Video Club exploits video as a medium meant to be copied. Its duplicated imagery highlights the process of translation between cultural and technological forms. The video profiles a group of cost-cutting Asian immigrants who collect and trade videotapes of their favorite daily epics recorded by overseas family members off Taiwanese broadcast television. Their pirate distribution marks a turning point in the history of consumer video when stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth began to be passed on from VCR to VCR.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
oral history, trade, plagiarism, piracy, copies, Taiwan, serials, television

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Images
I Begin to Know YouMizu Shobai (Water Business)Stranger BabyNo Power to Push Up the SkyNo Power to Push Up the Skyeverything is not the sameMysterial Power

Videos
Taiwan Video ClubAlmost the Cocktail HourUnidentified Vietnam

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
lana@linpluslam.com

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