I think I started thinking about art when I was at university. I have a design background. I graduated
with a design degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. So, my training is very much like a
problem-solving base and I am a very visual person. When I was in year 2 of my studies in Hong
Kong, I met this video artist, film maker, who came back from New York. Her name is Yau Ching and
she has a very strong cultural studies background. So, she started to tell me all about queer theory,
feminism … this injected a lot of social sense to me. At that time I was also aware of my own
sexuality. And then she started to show me a lot of queer art, queer video, independent video. I have
different scales of works. Sometimes I have smaller scales of work that I can do just by myself. I have
another work which is called „Breathe“. It is basically a photo collage on how packed Hong Kong is
and we cannot breathe at all. That one, I can do it by myself. And then in different scales I have
different teams. For example last time in „Soundless Wind Chime“, there is a camera man from
Beijing and then I also worked with some Swiss actors and Swiss crew as well. And then I also mix
some Chinese art director and the key co-producer is Chinese. The new project is also very mixed,
French and Chinese together.
For authorship, I … when I met new people, most of the people in my crew would know that the first
things I talk to my crew is I do not ask them to come to do what I want. I ask them to contribute
their creative idea or creativity in my set.
Then I integrate their story and integrate their creativity in my films, so the film becomes a hybrid of
creativity that can be shown. I believe it actually can become more powerful when it becomes one
piece. I always tell my crew and actors and actresses that I am ‒ I how to say? ‒ I am a Chinese
doctor because Chinese medicine is a mixture of different herbs and different things. So, I am a
Chinese doctor, I have maybe 1000 drawers that I can take. So, I take a little bit of here, a little bit of
here, and make them become the medicine or it become the things that I want.