Memory Palace (2021)

Memory Palace is a moving image work exploring memories attached to the personal objects of ethnic Chinese people in Manchester. These objects tell extremely personal stories that reflect the complexity of living between two worlds and navigating multiple identities, not only as an ethnic Chinese person living in the UK, but also as an LGBTQ individual, senior citizen, adoptee, artist, Eurasian, or first-generation immigrant. The work challenges conventional understandings of the Chinese community, questioning what it means to be an ethnic Chinese individual in this city and highlighting the great spectrum of identities beyond nationality.

Memory Palace was filmed in 2020 with the support of British Council Hong Kong, Phillips Auctioneers and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

©2021 Dorothy Cheung