Choi Sin-yi (Emilie) is a Hong Kong-based researcher, writer, and curator. Her endeavors encompass academic research, art criticism, and curatorial initiatives. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, focusing on technology and media culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South China. Her research interests lie in East Asian media and visual culture, technology studies, media archaeology and infrastructure, and documentary and moving image studies.
Her study has been selected for international conferences and symposiums, such as the Association for Asian Studies 2022 and the EYE International Conference 2022. She contributed a peer-reviewed chapter in the book The 70s Bi-weekly: Autonomous Media, Social Activism and Alternative Cultural Production in 1970s Hong Kong, published by HKU Press in 2023.
Her writing has been published extensively on media platforms across Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. She has also participated in a wide range of roles, including as a board member of Videotage, a leading Hong Kong-based institution promoting and archiving video and new media art; member of the Floating Projects Collective, an independent experimental site of collaborative-individuated art practices; editor of Cinezen, a pan-Chinese film criticism online platform.
As creative outputs and social engagement stemming from her research, she has been a guest curator of Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival (including screening and exhibition at Tomorrow Maybe, Eaton HK), independent curator of Hong Kong Retrospective Documentary Film Festival: From 80s to 1997, Docuthon, Macao Experimental Cinema, and Nothing has Happened. She has been selected for the Curatorial Program for Research 2023: (RE)PRESENTATION IN THE NORDICS.
Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop 2023, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, 5-12/10, participant.
Dialogue: Archaeological body and alternative media: critical historiography of Hong Kong experimental moving image in the 1960s and 1970s, Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival (跳格 — 香港國際舞蹈影像節), 14/9/2023, Kino, Eaton HK, (speaker)