Choi Sin-yi (Emilie) is a Hong Kong based researcher, writer and curator. She is pursuing PhD degree in School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong currently; and she has obtained a MPhil degree in Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, researching on the socio-political history of Hong Kong experimental practices of moving image art in the late 1960s as the alternative media and cultural production of Cold War in the regional context. Emilie’s research interests include media archaeology, media theory and history in regional studies and Chinese modernity, moving image studies and screenology, materiality and archive, visual politics and digital culture.
Emilie started her career as a cultural journalist, her writing has been published extensively on media platforms across Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. A firm believer in the creation of publics and knowledge-mapping via public discourse and engagement, she has participated in a wide range of roles, including as board member of Videotage, a leading Hong Kong-based institution promoting 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. She has also curated various kinds of art and film programmes which celebrates research-based curation and offers a cross-border and insightful approaches, such as Performative Doc, Hong Kong Retrospective Documentary Film Festival: From 80s to 1997 and Docuthon.