Chen Chieh-jen Collection ➔ 'Empire's Border II'

'Empire's Border II' (GB3451/DC/1/1)

Archival Record

Identity

Identifier

GB3451/DC/1/1

Local Identifier

DC/1/1 (local reference number)

Date(s)

2010 (was creation date of)

Creator(s)

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

Access status

Open

Content

Scope and Content

DVDs and blu-rays containing the three screen video installation 'Empire's Borders II' by Chen Chieh-jen. 

Inspired by a number of documents the artist’s late father left behind, the work paints an intriguing picture of a life lived in cold war secrecy. The work takes it’s title from a short-lived CIA front company, Western Enterprises Inc., which operated in Taiwan from 1951 to 1955. Weaving together archival clips and his own footage the video installation compresses the historical, political and social events with a hauntingly imagined encounter with some of the people behind the objects Chen found.

The work was show at the Centre during the 'Empire's Borders II – Western Enterprises Inc' exhibition in 2010. 

Content Extent

Content Type

two-dimensional moving image

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.

Carrier

Representation Type

mediated ➔ digital ➔ digital video

Record Resource Extent

3 blu-ray discs

Medium

DVD

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

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

Related Terms

Open (has access status)
two-dimensional moving images (has content type)
digital video (has representation type)
DVDs (has carrier type )
video art (has documentary form type)

Notes

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