Bo Choy makes films and performances using writing, sound, costume and movement as narrative devices. Fiction is an integral part of her work, weaving imaginary and extraordinary elements into a narrative that is otherwise rooted in the everyday. She borrows from Eastern thought and folklore traditions to navigate themes such as post-colonial identity and memory (individual and collective); how the personal/familial past and present are embedded in the complex relations with the wider socio-politico-historical contexts. Apart from having affecting qualities, she would like her work to open a space for questions and reflections on our relationship with the world at large.
Choy’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally including South London Gallery, London; First Site, Colchester; Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick; VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; White Cube, Online; Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel; 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki.
Video: Bo Choy, War of Perception (2020), excerpt
Video: Bo Choy, Sad Leaders in Space (2021), excerpt