Taiwan Video Club

14 min. video, 1999

Taiwan Video Club profiles a group of cost-cutting Asian immigrants who collect and trade videotapes of their favorite epics broadcast daily in Taiwan. Their pirate distribution marked a turning point in the history of consumer video when stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth were then passed on from VCR to VCR. Taiwan Video Club's visuals were duplicated from the "low grade" tape that united these diasporic women to their native culture and common past. Degenerated and heavily inscribed with text, the video is an invitation and challenge to work through one's own process of translation while viewing.

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