Critical Writing Index

Alternating Currents: ...Will be Televised: Video Documents from Asia

by Claire Aguilar

Afterimage, Dec. 1990, v. 18, no. 5, pp. 18 - 19

"...Will be Televised: Video Documents from Asia," coordinated and produced by Shu Lea Cheang, is a survey of independent video work from Asian countries that screeend at the Los Angeles Festival (September 1-16). Five curated one-hour video programs are discussed, which offer indigenous media perspectives of Asian nations, and portrayals of the aspirations and and struggles of Asian peoples.

Claire Aguilar states, ""...Will be Televised" is a valuable document of the breadth and urgency of alternative media activity in Asia. One hopes that it will inspire additional efforts to circulate work promoting press freedom and democracy in developing countries" (19).

Curators and their respective programs are

Ching Jan Lee - Generation after the Martial Law

Mi Ling Tsui - Presenting River Elegy

Danny Yung - Only Something About to Disappear Becomes an Image

Nick Deocampo - A Legacy of Violence

Hye Jung Park - Until Daybreak

ITEM 1990.042 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Image of a CityDanny Yung

Image of a CityMay Fung