Seecum Cheung is an artist filmmaker and educator. She primarily works with journalists, academics and local communities to articulate the inequities and experiences of those within marginalised groups. Through observational documentary and experimental sound and editing techniques, she uses film, as a tool, to articulate the boundaries of our present day (dis)connections.
Films include interviews with politicians from the German ultra-right with writer & journalist Richard Cooke & SBS Public Broadcasters (Interview with Lennart, 2016); discussions with Dutch politicans on the viability of PR as an electoral system with writer & broadcaster Morgan Quaintance (The Dutch Window, 2017); the inequities of BAME patients undergoing cancer care with NHS England & brap human rights (Inequalities of BAME patients Cancer Care Study, 2018-19), a long-term study of the gentrification of her father’s ancestral village (Eviction in Shenzhen, 2019-ongoing) and most recently, celebrating independent shopkeepers in the aggressively gentrified area of Rotterdam Zuid with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Work in Progress, 2021-22). Her upcoming film will be in collaboration with her collective Sunday to study the 40yr legacy of the Camden Chinese Community Center, a commission from Camden Borough Council & Platform Asia.
She is currently Research Lecturer and educator for the Social Practice Minor at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam. In addition, her work as a freelancer includes DP (Beast, by Aileen Yeh 2022), videographer and photograper (Het Nieuwe Instituut and Witte de With Contemporary Art, now Melly).
Seecum is a member of the ESEA artist collective Sunday (fka Rising Buns).
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