The Kris Project is a project series in progress. This project includes research and presentation of various art works derives from film industry of the then Malaya (now Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore), Hong Kong and Taiwan during the 1950s to 1960s (one of the very few Golden Era of Chinese films that goes beyond geographical boundaries). Working extensively with archives and field research, The Kris Project re-imagine history and attempt to unleash “phantoms” hidden behind ruptures of the “glamorous” film industry as well as the hidden political states during the cold war period. The Kris Project also re-examine mutations of culture subjectivity and how history was written. It will eventually turning upside down of what were shaped and bounded today, and allowing a space to re-examine and re-question constructed ideologies and boundaries. It is a “remapping” project, particularly in “remapping” time.
Au Sow Yee was born and grew up in Malaysia, she now lives and work in Taipei, Taiwan. She attained her M.F.A degree from San Francisco Art Institute (U.S.A) and Graduate School of New Media Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. Her works question, explore as well as expand the relation between images, image making, politics and power, through video installation and other mediums. Sow Yee is one of the co-founder of Rumah Attap Library & Collective in Kuala Lumpur and currently work in TNUA's Center for Art & Technology. She is one of the finalists for the Asia Pacific Breweries Signature Art Prize 2018.