Race to the Bottom (2021)

  • January 6, 2023 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Charmaine Lee
Runtime: 13
Country: USA
Language: No dialogue
Rating: Exempted


Charmaine Lee performs “Race to the Bottom,” a vocal improvisation using microphones, radios, and modular synthesis to reveal an intimate portrait of Lee’s polyphonic sensibilities.
(Text by Sentient.Art.Film)

*This video contains no images

About Video Reveries 

Part of the programme Constellating Histories: Encountering Asian American Diasporas Onscreen, this installation features contributions by artists of Asian descent in video art, experimental film, and performance art. Many of these works inspired the featured filmmakers, or worked in opposition to the normalising forces of the capital put into feature-length works.

Each of the videos in this series inhabit a unique oneiric space, be it a hypnotic audiovisual feline mediation, sonic experiments, dancing statues in a public park, or archival articulations.

The complete line-up of video works can be viewed at the foyer of the Oldham Theatre. Three of the works will be available online via AFA’s website and vimeo page.