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Ming Wong’s Making Chinatown

Internationally renowned video artist Ming Wong recreates select scenes from Roman Polanski’s Chinatown with himself cast in each role, and then projects the resulting films onto photographically­-altered sets reminiscent of studio lots. This funny and occasionally shocking installation addresses race, gender and sexuality while deconstructing cinema conventions and their ability to shape identity.

Multi-channel video installation
Courtesy of REDCAT, Los Angeles

Part of the Toronto International Film Festival‘s Future Projections

Curated by Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival

Selected Press:

New York Times: Toronto Film Festival Spotlights Real Lives

Canadian Art: Francesca Woodman, Kelly Richardson, Thomas Demand Among Marquee Names on TIFF’s Art Program

Toronto Standard: Sholem Krishtalka on TIFF’s Future Projections program, from Peaches to a recreated Chinatown