Chen Chieh-jen Collection ➔ 'The Route: Exhibition copy'

'The Route: Exhibition copy' (GB3451/DC/1/4)

Archival Record


Global Persistent Identifier


Local Identifier

DC/1/4 (local reference number)

Level of Description



2006 (was creation date of)


Chen, Chieh-jen, (b. 1960), artist (has creator)

Access status



Physical and Logical Extent

1 Blu-ray disc (978 MB)

Content Extent

16mins 45secs

Content Type

two-dimensional moving image

Language Information

English (is language of) Latin (is script of)

Scope and Content

Colour & black and sing silent single-channel video installation, 'The Route' by Chen Chieh-jen. 

Inspired by the Liverpool dockers strikes of 1995, the film examined the fortunes and cargo of one ship loaded outside the strike, Neptune Jade, which was blacklisted and roamed the world two years until it eventually sailed to Taiwan where it was dismantled and sold. The work, featuring documentary footage on the dockers’ dispute and the Neptune Jade with new footage of a staged picket line at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, reveals the global story of workers’ solidarity that began at Liverpool docks and ended in the artist's homeland.  Shown at the Liverpool Biennial 2006. 

Management and Use

Conditions on Access

The video works are available to all freely available to all bona fide researchers to view within the Archive & Library search room.

Conditions on Use

The original videoworks are the copyright of Chen Chieh-jen. The videoworks are held by the Centre for viewing purposes only. Request for copies of the works will be referred to the copyright holder.


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Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Chen, Chieh-jen, (b. 1960), artist (has creator)

Related places

Liverpool (has as subject)
Taiwan, Republic of China (has as subject)

Related Terms

two-dimensional moving images (has content type)
English (is language of)
Latin (is script of)
videodisc (is medium of)
vob (has encoding format)
video (has media type)
motion pictures (visual works) (has documentary form)
Open (has access status)
Copyright Restricted (has copyright status)