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

Location(s) in the hierarchy

Chen Chieh-jen Collection



Archival Record



Other Identifiers

DC/1/4 (local reference number)


2006 (was creation date of)

Record Resource Extent

1 Blu-ray disc (978 MB)

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. 

Documentary Form Type

visual works ➔ motion pictures (visual works)

Language Information

Latin (has script) English (has or had language)

Access and Use

Access status

On site

Representation Type

mediated ➔ digital ➔ digital video


machine-readable carrier ➔ optical disk ➔ DVD

Media Type

video ➔ vob

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.

Use status

Copyright Restricted

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.

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

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

Related places

Liverpool ()
Taiwan, Republic of China ()

Related Terms

two-dimensional moving images (has content type)
vob (has media type)
Latin (has script)
motion pictures (visual works) (has documentary form type)
English (has or had language)
Copyright Restricted (has use status)
digital video (has representation type)
video art (is related to)
DVDs (has carrier type )
On site (has access status)

Descriptive Notes

Rules or Conventions

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