A new beginning for queerness. We are never static. We are transforming like fairies, shimmering between present, past and future.
尋找鱷魚 SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF CROCODILES
Lien Fan Shen, Germany 2015, Animation 13 min.
Referencing video documentation of interviews with T (lesbian butches) in Taiwan, Seeing through the Eyes of Crocodiles is an animated short that explores “T”, their identity, pleasure and their views of female masculinity.
鼓楼西 THE DRUM TOWER
Popo Fan, China 2018, Experimental Fiction 18 min.
An introverted senior school student and a transgender vintage shop-owner: two lonely souls swimming in the ever-changing pool of the city. Can they break through wall of communication? Where are they heading to?
B先生．B小姐！ GOODBYE MR B, HELLO MISS B!
Beatrice Wong, Hong Kong 2016, Documentary 15 min.
This short documentary is a self-produced visual-audio record of how the director changed from Mister Beavis to Miss Beatrice. Portraying a slice of transgender life, the film is about someone struggling to come to terms with the fact that things won’t be simple as ABC or 123.
LERNE DEUTSCH MIT PETRA VON KANT
Ming Wong, Germany 2007, Experimental 10 min.
A video art work inspired by Fassbinder’s classic piece The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
沉李 SUNKEN PLUM
Roberto F. Canuto / Xiaoxi Xu, China/Spain 2017, Fiction 20 min.
A transgender woman receives news of her mother’s death. As the only "son", she feels obligated to return to her birthplace, even though she’ll have to hide her true self from family and friends.
Ming Wong explores the gray space of current debates, such as the construction of gender, language and identity. Drawing inspiration from feature films and pop culture, Wong recontextualizes well-known quotes and tropes. He blends eastern and western mythological ideals, often reflecting his own experiences of having grown up in Singapore, studying in London and now living in Berlin.