Bade Area

Directed by Chen Chieh-jen

Chen Chieh-jen’s video Bade Area was shot in Bade a once thriving industrial city in northwest Taiwan. The piece was inspired by a billboard saying ‘The Majestic Town’ with an arrow pointing to barren land where a factory once stood. Bade Area, shot on 16mm, poetically documents the abandonment of the area and its suspension between its industrial use and the areas regeneration.

To discuss Bade Area and his most recent work Empires Borders II, Chen Chieh-jen will join us in conversation after the screening with curator Dr. Marko Daniel.

Supported by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. Curated by Dr. Marko Daniel with Yu-ling Chou as assistant curator.

This work has been produced by the Chinese Arts Centre as part of Abandon Normal Devices. See the full programme on the AND festival website.



£5.50 full / £4 concs

30 minutes

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