CHEN I-Hsuen

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program
(Creators from abroad)

CHEN I-Hsuen

Participating Project   Exchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedTaiwan
City Tokyo
Period 2020.1- 2020.3
Purpose of the residency

I would like to research and film the "New Home Project,” which focuses on “the homeless” that have been relocated to another place, or their “new home,” because of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I am interested in: what matters to these “residents” on the edge of the society amidst the globalized sports events and that whether the homeless can take root after drifting outside for long? Also, how will they survive in the days to come. Finally, to unveil the power structure between the “residents” and the authorities.

Plan during the residency

・Field research of “New Home Project”–––photographic survey of the residential scene. (before and now)
・Field research of “New Home Project”–––interviews of the residents and social workers
・Filming of “New Home Project”–––to film the choreographed theatrical happenings of the residents. (TBC)
・Filming of “New Home Project”–––B-rolls
・Research of Tokyo photography scene

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