Choi Sin Yi Emilie

MPhil Student
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

Choi Sin Yi, Emilie is a Hong Kong-based researcher, curator and critic concentrating on moving image/time-based media and film art. She graduated from Lingnan University (major in Cultural Studies, minor in Cinema Studies) in 2014 and worked as a cultural journalist for several years. She is the founder of Cinezen and Hong Kong Actual Image Association. She curated Hong Kong Retrospective Documentary Film Festival: From 80s to 1997 and The Hong Kong Docuthon from a cross-disciplinary approach in 2017. Her writings are widely published on Cinezen, City Magazine, Ming Pao and Ming Pao Weekly.

Emilie’s research interests include the practice of documentary, experimental cinema and video art, art and politics, self and collective in community and public art, institutional critique on the cultural sector and art space. Her recent MPhil research is on the experimental practices of Hong Kong moving images towards 1997. She tries to examine both the alternative histories and the formation of the self from the visual forms and narratives, and articulate these practices with the discourse of Hong Kong’s post/colonial history and identity.