Stigmart VideoFocus Special Issue NKT

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Chun-yu Liu An artist's statement

Political science theorist William Safran describes diasporas as: 'Expatriate minority communities characterized by an experience of dispersal from their homeland, collective memories of that homeland, a belief that they are not accepted in

their new land, a desire for return, support of their homeland, and a collective identity constructed around their place of origin.' My practice investigates into diaspora with a specific focus on the ethnic Chinese cultures. I am in particular interested in the displacement of people for political reasons. My work looks into the (re)construction of