Singing Chen


Singing Chen’s work encompasses fiction, documentary and VR films. Her debut, Bundled (2000) competed for the Dragons & Tigers Award at VIFF. Her next feature, God, Man, Dog (2007) screened at Berlinale, Vancouver, HK, Busan and elsewhere. Her films focus on characters on the margins of society (e.g. The Pig (2013), co-d. Jero Yun). Her documentaries (e.g. The Walkers (2014)) detail artistic practice, dance and the environment. Her fascination with space and movement led her to explore VR technology: Afterimage for Tomorrow (2018) was exhibited at the NewImages Festival. Her latest VR experience The Man Who Couldn’t Leave (2022), premiered and competed at Venice Film Festival, recounts events from the White Terror of the 1950s. Her collective work is marked by a deep empathy for disenfranchised characters and a strong sense of social justice.