xīn nī 廖芯妮 (understanding you) is an auto ethnographic moving-portrait where a dancer’s movement is made up of her family’s ancestral artifacts, and responds to a recorded inter-generational conversation with her father, reaffirming her identity while navigating and trying to understand more within her Hakka diaspora.
Jasmine Liaw is a queer emerging Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist in dance performance, new media art, and film. Bicoastal, she is based in so-called Toronto and Vancouver. Her practice focuses on the interconnections of conceptual realms of dance and digital/new media landscapes. She feels compelled to work with ways of connecting the body to technological realms that engage with identity and navigating ecological climate anxiety. She is a member of Chimerik 似不像 Collective, working in interdisciplinary research and creation. In 2020, she graduated with Distinction at the Conteur Academy in Toronto, under the artistic direction of Eryn Waltman. Her work has been presented and commissioned across so-called Canada and internationally, and often integrates her original choreography, performance, film direction, projection design, editing, installation design, photography @shotlucid, multi-media printmaking, and poetry. She is a 2022 Artworkx Toronto Spotlight Artist. Currently, she’s working with F-O-R-M Recorded Movement Society in their Technology and Interaction Program as their Artist-In Residence, co-commissioned with Charles Street Video. Her recent collaborations include her commissioned short film with RT Collective in partnership with Toronto Dance Theatre, in conjunction with Chimerik’s project “Ritual Spective,” and adelheid dance projects (dance/motion capture, production), Chimerik/Theatre Passe Muraille: Digital Creators Lab (VJ/projection design), Gallery TPW’s The Parkettes Projects with Ronnie Clarke (dance), and Rumble Theatre (video installation).