GB3451/DC/1/5 : DVD 'Military Court and Prison: Exhibition copy'

Location(s) in the hierarchy

Chen Chieh-jen Collection



Archival Record



Other Identifiers

DC/1/5 (local reference number)


2007-2008 (is coverage date of)

Record Resource Extent

1 DVD (3.63 GB)

Scope and Content

DVD containing the colour single-channel video installation 'Military Court and Prison' by Chen Chieh-jen.

The work consists of two videos examining the artist's experiences of growing under the Kuomintang dictatorship in Taiwan and the years Martial Law (1947-1987). The first video looked at the artist's memories of growing up in Taipei near a prison which held political prisoners and the military court. The second video represents the official vision of the government regarding the years of the dictatorship and Martial Law in Taiwan. The work looks at the complex political, social and cultural factors that underlie Taiwanese society, tracing the places of artist's childhood and the memory of his country.

Documentary Form Type

visual works ➔ motion pictures (visual works)

Language Information

English (has or had language) Chinese (has or had language)

Access and Use

Access status

On site

Representation Type

mediated ➔ digital ➔ digital video


machine-readable carrier ➔ optical disk

Media Type

video ➔ vob

Conditions on Access

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.

Use status

Copyright Restricted

Conditions on Use

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

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

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

Related places

Taiwan, Republic of China ()

Related Terms

English (has or had language)
Chinese (has or had language)
two-dimensional moving images (has content type)
optical disks (has carrier type )
vob (has media type)
motion pictures (visual works) (has documentary form type)
digital video (has representation type)
Copyright Restricted (has use status)
On site (has access status)

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