April Lin 林森

To April Lin 林森, moving image speaks multiple truths. Video, in turn, becomes an opportunity for them to dialogue, to dissect, to dream.

April Lin 林森 (b. 1996, Stockholm — they/them) is an artist-filmmaker investigating image-making as a site for the construction, sustenance, and dissemination of co-existent yet conflicting truths. They dream & explore & critique & fret & catastrophise & imagine & play with the potentials that the moving image holds — for a collective remembering of forgotten pasts, for a critical examining of normalised presents, and for a visualising of freer futures as, of course, imagined from the periphery.

April Lin 林森 uses video as a self-reflexive and cathartic tool, interweaving strands of auto-biography, world-building, documentary, performance, and the post-Internet, topped off with an inevitable garnish consisting of the other matters dialoguing with their brain and heart during the making process of each piece. Uniting their genre-fluid body of work is a commitment to centring oppressed knowledges, building an ethics of collaboration around reciprocal care, and exploring the linkages between history, memory, and interpersonal and structural trauma.

Their films have been shown and screened at, including but not limited to: LA Filmforum, MADATAC, Botkyrka Konsthall, Arebyte Gallery, Konstfack, Camden Arts Centre, Beijing International Short Film Festival, Tunis International Feminist Art Festival, Floating Projects, Underwire Festival, Chinese Arts Now, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, and the V&A.

Available Videos to watch
April Lin
now i close my eyes the world i see is so beautiful / 03:44 / 2020 ▶
April Lin
Reality Fragment 160921 / 14:02 / 2018 ▶
April Lin
The Gaze (Blicken) / 06:27 / 2018 ▶
April Lin
< Digital Traces > / 18:15 / 2019 ▶
April Lin
vision of the world through my eyes / 01:00 / 2020 ▶
artist’s info

Website: april-lin.work
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