LIN Vivian Wenli & ULFSDOTTER Boel
Backman Rogers A and Ulfsdotter B (eds) January 2018. Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 125-134.
This anthology presents issues in relation to female authorship in contemporary documentary practices. Addressing the politics of representation and authorship both behind and in front of the camera, a range of international scholars now expand the theoretical and practical framework informing the current scholarship on documentary cinema, which has so far neglected questions of gender.
Female Agency and Documentary Strategies centres on how self-portraiture and contemporary documentary manifestations such as blogging and the prevalent usage of social media shape and inform female subjectivities and claims to truth. The book examines the scope of authorship and agency open to women using these technologies as a form of activism, centering on notions of relationality, selfhood and subjectivity, and includes interview with Hong Kong based activist filmmaker and scholar Vivian Wenli Lin and Spanish documentarist Mercedes Alvarez. (Book abstract)
LIN Vivian Wenli
Horng-En A, Chiu A, An Chang W, Ho IL (eds) 2017. Chinese America: History and Perspectives, The Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America. San Francisco: Chinese Historical Society of America, pp. 19-26.
As a Taiwanese-American, Lin writes about how she founded Voices of Women (VOW) Media, an organization dedicated to using participatory arts-based methodologies to engage communities of migrant women workers through the use of media technology.
Chinese America: History and Perspectives, The Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America is published annually since 1987 by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). CHSA is the oldest organization in the USA dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. (Journal abstract)
Remaining Anonymous: Using participatory arts-based methods in the age of the smartphone
LIN Vivian Wenli
MacEntee K, Burkholder C, and Schwab-Cartas, J (eds) 2016. What’s a Cellphilm?: Integrating Mobile Phone Technology into Participatory Arts Based Research and Activism, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 67-83.
When working with communities concerned with issues of security and safety, how can mobile phone technology still be used as a participatory arts-based research methodology? This chapter discusses participatory media projects held with communities of marginalized women that ran from the period of 2007 to 2015, and smart phone technology use in the participatory media workshops.
What’s a Cellphilm explored cellphone video production for its contributions to participatory video research. There is a rich history of integrating participant’s videos into community-based research and activism. However, a reliance on camcorders and digital cameras has come under criticism for exacerbating unequal power relations between researchers and their collaborators. Using cellphones in participatory visual research suggests a new way forward by working with accessible, everyday technology and integrating existing media practices. (Book abstract)
List of Publications
Lin, V. (2020). Using Participatory Video to Encourage Feminist Leadership. Hikaku Bunka: Comparative Studies of Culture, 66, 17-20.
Lin, V. & Ham, J. (2019). Reflections through the lens: Participatory video with migrant domestic workers, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. Emotion, Space and Society, 33, Article 100622, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2019.100622
LIN Vivian Wenli. (2020). Using Participatory Video to Encourage Feminist Leadership. Hikaku bunka: Comparative studies of culture. Tokyo Woman’s Christian University (accepted and sent to production)
LIN Vivian Wenli. (2019). Archiving Visual Memories: An interview with Pooja Pant of Voices of Women Media Nepal. The Journal of Comparative Media and Women’s Studies, 2(3), International Institute for Media and Women’s Studies, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 115-124.
Ulfsdotter, B. & Lin, V. (2018). Interview: “Visualising Our Voices”: Hong Kong Scholar and Film Director Vivian Wenli Lin, in Conversation With Boel Ulfsdotter. In: A. Backman Rogers & B. Ulfsdotter (Eds.), Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism (pp. 125-134). Edinburgh University Press. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt1tqx9f7
Klein, W.E.J. & Lin, V. (2018). “Sex robots” revisited: a reply to the campaign against sex robots. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, 47(4), 107-121. doi.org/10.1145/3243141.3243153
Lin, V. (2017). Using video to respond to a lack of representation on screen as a Taiwanese American. In: A. Horng-En, A. Chiu, W. An Chang, I.L. Ho (Eds.), The Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America: Special Issue on Taiwanese American Studies (pp. 19-26.). San Francisco, CA: Chinese Historical Society of America. https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-541287706/using-video-to-respond-to-a-lack-of-representation
Lin, V. (2016). Remaining Anonymous: Using participatory arts-based methods in the age of the smartphone. In: K. MacEntee, C. Burkholder, & J. Schwab-Cartas (Eds.), What’s a Cellphilm?: Integrating Mobile Phone Technology into Participatory Arts Based Research and Activism (pp. l67-83). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers. doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-573-9_5
LIN Vivian Wenli (2016) Visualizing our Voices: Self-made Audiovisual Media by Women from Social, Economic and Cultural Margins in the Era of Global Migration (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from //scholars.cityu.edu.hk/en/theses/visualizing-our-voices-selfmade-audiovisual-media-by-women-from-social-economic-and-cultural-margins-in-the-era-of-global-migration(a70fe6fd-ebc6-427f-9f75-2c65296e6b5e).html Supervisor: Dr. Louisa Shiyu Wei, Examiners: Professor Mette Hjort, Professor Gina Marchetti, Dr. Vivian Lee
The dissertation uses a combined methodology of participatory action research and cine-feminist theory to develop a multi-faceted perspective of the experience of women’s migration. The research delves into economic and sociological issues of both the receiving and sending countries and how larger issues of globalization effect society on a micro level.
Lin, V. (2010). On Discrimination. In: A. Nigten (Ed.), Real Projects for Real People, The Patching Zone vol. 1 (pp.34-36), Rotterdam, NL: V2_Publishing.
Lin, V. & Pant, P. Voices of Women (VOW) Media, Multimedia Publications: Video, Photography, Print.
Apna Haq: Our Right. Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT). Delhi, 2013.
A Day In Her Life. Amsterdam, 2012& 2010.
With Love From Taiwan! Taipei, 2012.
Breaking the Spell. Amsterdam, 2012.
Displaced Daughters. Amsterdam, 2011.