Shu Lea Cheang: Lesbian Shorts

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Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Feminism, LGBTQ, Sexuality

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Shu Lea Cheang: Lesbian Shorts

Cheang’s work from the early-to-mid 1990s demonstrated an exciting fusion of identity politics and erotic exploration, making her one of the period’s most prominent queer media artists. This collection presents two of her solo works, along with two collaborations.

Included Titles

1993 | 06:00
Sex Fish
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An erotic lesbian video involving swimming upstream, female power, and fish love. Made as a collaboration under the name E.T. (Ela Troyano) Baby (Jane Castle) Maniac (Cheang).

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: feminism, gender, lgbtq, sexuality

1994 | 07:43
Sex Bowl
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All forms of human sport become sites for sexual play and celebratory eroticism. “The tape’s images are quick, suggestive, and sexy: fingers moving into bowling balls, shoe-smelling and toe-sucking, a dog wearing chain jewelry, fish being wrapped at...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: feminism, gender, lgbtq, sexuality

Fingers and Kisses
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Cheang has taken her camera to the streets for a candid glimpse of lesbian public sexuality. If Asian women and lesbians share a certain amount of invisibility in the culture, Fingers and Kisses offers not only a bold representation of both, but a...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: feminism, lgbtq

Shu Lea Cheang, Coming Home
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This humorous video begins with two women—one white, the other Asian—attempting to fit into a Japanese bathtub. The awkward fitting of bodies into a small space is just one of the allegorical scenarios dramatized in a pressing appeal for lesbian...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: asian-american, feminism, humor, lgbtq

Exhibitions + Festivals

Women Make Waves Film Festival, 2000

GLBT Film Fest (Torino, Italy), 2008

Torino GLBT FIlm Festival, 2011