• Double-channel HD Video, sound, duration 6 min 15 sec (looped), 2013
In the piece Pronunciation, Anchi Lin (a fine art student at the time of performance) reads aloud the names of all the iconic artists’ mentioned in one of the Modern Art History textbooks Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin Buchloh. Lin collected and organized the names in the same chronological order as given in the textbook, then animated the names in a video representation with a quasi-cinematic ending style. Significantly, the names are predominantly European artists, or artists whose backgrounds fall outside Lin’s language fluency of Mandarin and Taiwanese Holo. The failing and mispronouncing of each artist’s name in the video accentuates Lin’s struggle to fit into the Western art school environment that expect a perfect pronunciation of each artist’s name during presentations. Ultimately this work seeks to portray the anxiety engaged in Lin’s struggle as a new migrant with English as a new language to correctly pronounce these renowned artists’ names with the speed and professionalism expected by Lin’s peers and the art world at large.

Short clipped 20 sec preview version of full video work, 2016