New Artist Member: Emily Chao

Posted November 5th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Bay Area filmmaker and curator Emily Chao to the collection!

Emily Chao is an award-winning media artist whose ongoing series of diverse, short-form nonfiction films focus primarily on identity and diaspora, history and representation, and the interaction between space and memory. She is a co-programmer of Light Field, an international exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held in the San Francisco Bay Area and a founding member of Black Hole Collective Film Lab in Oakland. She is from San Jose, California and earned her MFA in Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts.

As Long As There Is Breath (2020, 2 min, color, sound)

An assembly of collected memories shatter the interior and open portals to the outside. Completed during shelter-in-place in Northern California.

Commissioned by Small Press Traffic.

No Land (2019, 1.5 min, b&w, silent)

no land / no song / nowhere / no now / no home.

Dedicated to Black Hole Collective Film Lab.