ericalusheu(at)gmail.com

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Erica Sheu (徐璐) is an experimental filmmaker who mainly makes hand-crafted cinema with perforated celluloid.

Her/[i-ê] interest includes, but not limited to, everyday objects, abstract audiovisual emotion/expression, and Taiwanese identity politics. In 2016, Sheu moved to New York and started to work with 16mm film. She/[i] is greatly inspired by the spirits of artist-run film labs/home movie labs and the DIY micro-cinema scenes.

Her/[i-ê] work has been shown at Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Crossroads, EXiS, Microscope Gallery, The Film-Makers' Cooperative, and the experimental films program at 2018 Taiwan Biennial, etc. Sheu currently lives in Los Angeles and studies in the Film/Video MFA program at the California Institute of the Arts.
 

events / 放映與展覽紀錄

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嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展: 遺忘靈魂 - Chiayi, Taiwan

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ReaRflex: Making Kin(o)! 自主放映祭 vol. 1 - Tapei, Taiwan

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Normal Screen @ Image Forum - Children on the edge of itchy-tectonics: Taiwanese New Experimental Films

- A Short History

(S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico: Secret Gardens 

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Edinburgh International Film Festival: Black Box Shorts 

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MONO NO AWARE PRESENTS: OPEN AIR SCREENING SERIES 

- Take A Walk 

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival: SHORTS: ALL HAPPY FAMILIES 

- Transcript (the other version)

 

IBAFF XI: Short Film Selection

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Revolutions Per Minute: Elemental Findings

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International Film Festival Rotterdam: Bright Future Short: Colour Spaces

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Neverland Cinema: Other Ways of Watching Together 

- the way home

 

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從汝浮波瀾:台灣女性實驗電影切片 Ebbs of Mothers, Flows of Daughters

- Transcript (the other version)

 

RISCO Cinema - Programação Especial at MAM Rio

- sunday monday and tuesday I was out of film in chicago

 

Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris: FOCUS #13 : FLUX DE MÈRES, REFLUX DE FILLES

- Transcript (the other version)

 

FICValdivia: Nuevos-Caminos

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Spectral Microcinema: 13: being with

- Transcript (the other version)

 

Cyprus Contemporary Film Centre: Found Footage Works

- A Short History

 

Toronto International Film Festival: WAVELENGTHS 3: LOOK AROUND

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EXiS 2019: EX-NOW 2

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Lumiton museo del cine usina audiovisual: Cine experimental en 8 mm 

in Buenos Aires, Argentina  

- sunday monday and tuesday I was out of film in chicago

 

Kino Palais, Cine experimental en 8 mm in Buenos Aires, Argentina 

- sunday monday and tuesday I was out of film in chicago

 

AlterWork Studios: ta dan ta dan in Queens, NY

 

CROSSROADS 10: a friend becomes like a ghost in San Francisco, CA 

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True Turn Festival: On the Way to the Moon in Tulsa, OK  

- A Short History / surface of a movie

 

Al's Cinematique: 8mm Experimental Cinema in Brooklyn, NY  

- sunday monday and tuesday I was out of film in chicago

 

Taipei Contemporary Art Center: 衿光é流儀 Les Règles de Savoir-vivre in Taipei, Taiwan

 

The Film-Makers’ Cooperative: New Year, New Work 2019: Program I in NY, NY  

- the way home

 

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Microscope Gallery: YES: Morrison Gong / Erica Sheu in Brooklyn, NY

 

Tai Kwun Contemporary: Start From Scratch, Not Two Steps Back: An Evening with Simon Liu in Hong Kong 

- A Short History

 

The Film-Makers’ Cooperative: The Poetic is Political in NY, NY 

- A Short History

 

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts: Children on the edge of itchy-tectonics: Taiwanese New Experimental Films, Wild Rhizome - 2018 Taiwan Biennial in Taichung, Taiwan 

- A Short History

 

Al's Cinematique: Designed Reminiscence Vol.1 in Brooklyn, NY  

- A Short History

 

The Film-Makers’ Cooperative: Unruly Archives in Brooklyn, NY  

- A Short History

 

Indie Street Film Festival, Escape & Connect in Red Bank, NJ  

- A Short History

 

honor & grant

 

​2020            Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pioneers in Filmmaking

2019-22      Lillian Disney Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts

2019            New Work Grant, Queens Council on the Arts, New York

 

education

 

2022     MFA in Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts (expected)

2017     Film Production Certificate Program, The New School (incomplete)

2015     BA in English, National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan

 

recent work experience

 

1.2020 - present     Film Scanner, California Institute of the Arts, CA

9.2019 - present     Film Inspection Assistant, California Institute of the Arts, CA

10.2018 - 8.2019     Workshop Instructor & Teaching Assistant, Mono No Aware, NY

03.2019 - 6.2019     Su-casa Senior Media Production Workshop Teaching Assistant, Third World Newsreel, NY