The Polygon Gallery and Centre A present A Lingering Shadow, a programme of short films that consider how memory becomes encoded in movement. The featured contemporary artists locate archives of history, collective memory, and narrative within the body in motion. Performances both choreographed and incidental react to moments of upheaval; change and turmoil manifest in individual, idiosyncratic gestures. In these works, the site of action cannot be traced to any one particular place; it is, at once, the space where the action occurs, the events that have unfolded there, and the bodies that inhabit it now.
Anchi Lin – Perhaps she comes from/to____Alang, 2020, 11:43
Alvin Luong – The Young Comrade, 2019, 19:50
Jon Sasaki – A Rest, 2016, 10:20
Udval Altangerel – Orbita, 2020, 4:25
Cindy Mochizuki – Sue Sada Was Here, 2018, 9:05
The Propeller Group – The Guerrillas of Cu Chi, 2012, 20:04
Jin-me Yoon – Dreaming, Birds Know No Borders, 2021, 7:22
Duration: 85 minutes
A Lingering Shadow is co-presented by The Polygon and Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and is curated by Henry Heng Lu, Helga Pakasaar and Justin Ramsey, with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Image: Jin-me Yoon, Dreaming, Birds Know No Borders, video still, 2021.