Meet Anchi Lin: Media Artist and Intern for VIVO Education

If there was a prize for the person who has taken the most workshops at VIVO in this past year or so, it would be Anchi. She has taken the Intro to Arduino course, Projection Mapping, the Career Development Mentorship, is building a theremin as part of the theremin orchestra, and is also volunteering as Education intern.

She also happens to make some really wacky videos!  Check out some of her work below. I’ve never seen anyone burp quite like her!

Aquarium from Anchi Lin on Vimeo.

Blurping from Anchi Lin on Vimeo.

Choral Velocity from Anchi Lin on Vimeo.

To the shore – Version 2 from Anchi Lin on Vimeo.

Here is a link to her website. We’re looking forward to seeing what Anchi makes next!

Anchi a Vancouver-based artist, born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her practice often engages in dialogues of body, and cultural norms. She is also interested in decontextuaizing language and sound. Traces of Lin’s Taiwanese background can be found in her works, in the form of food, objects, and cultural traditions.

To date much of my work has manifested within the realm of performance and video art. Negotiating and interfacing with concepts such as language, identity, gender and cultural norms have significantly informed my practice.

Operating within the confines of the Contemporary Global Art Language, i.e. a Euro-centric based language, I find myself in deep contemplation, seeking concise words that articulate the concepts and ideas that float in my mind in my Asian mother tongue. My pieces have therefore taken on a more philosophical / reflective nature by playing with intonation of European pronunciation in sound pieces, or by introducing cultural narratives in video works for example.

My Taiwanese background, and more recently my aboriginal Taiwanese heritage, has invariably been the catalyst for my exploration into identity, cultural norms and gender, and this culminates in a personal sensitivity towards marginalized people. For instance, my performance and installation pieces can involve either food items or cultural traditions surrounding the preparation of meals.
Spring boarding from this milieu,
I envision myself producing new media works that continue to navigate realms that fall between the fields of individual and collective consciousness.