Installation work/ Shu Lea Cheang 1995-1999


Bowling Alley 1995
Elephant Cage Butterfly Locker 1996
Buy One Get One 1997
Brandon 1998-1999

Shu Lea Cheang, once a New York based media installation artist/filmmaker,
is now living a digitalized version of a drifter.

Her video installations, structured to activate cross-cultural collaboration,
include COLOR SCHEMES (1990, Whitney Museum, New York), The AIRWAVES PROJECT
(1991, Capp Street Project, San Francisco), Those Fluttering Objects of Desire (1992, Exit Art, NYC,
1993, Whitney Biennale ). Her feature film FRESH KILL (80 minutes, 35mm), was premiered at Berlin
International Film Festival (1994) and included in the Whitney Museum Biennale Exhibition (1995).

Over the past few years, she has done installations that traverse actual and virtual spaces:
Bowling Alley (1995, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) net-links a local bowling lane with
the Walker Art Center's gallery space and a cyber-bowl site (;
Elephant Cage Butterfly Locker (1996, Atopic Site Exhibition, Tokyo, sponsored by Tokyo
Government on Public Art), reverts radar detect on Okinawa's US military base.

Buy One Get One (1997, awarded 2nd prize and permanent collection, NTT/ICC Biennale,
Tokyo; part of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale special project), locates net-access in Africa and
Asia with a bento digi-suitcase.

Her current web project BRANDON, an open narrative (launched in 1998) with multi-author upload,
is Guggenheim Museum's first commission of web art projects and is produced in association with
DeWaag, Society for Old and New Media, Amsterdam, Banff Center for the Arts, Canada and
Institute on Art and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University.

Her SciFi Porn Feature Film, I.K.U. produced

is scheduled to be released in year 2000.

in Tokyo, October 1998-September, 1999
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