2009, HD video, stereo, 6:45
Based on a Chinese translation of Knox’s poem by Nobel Prize winning translator Mabel Lee (Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain), Piñata blends the narrative trajectories of Marco Polo and Doctor Who to startling and entertaining effect.
Piñata manages to call into question the veracity of oral narratives, cultural purity, patriarchy, and true love, and does it all with an axe.
A 30-second remix of Piñata, titled Hacktivism, is online.
Bangkok Underground Film Festival, Bangkok Biennale, LIVID (Hacktivism), 2018
Streaming Festival select 10-year highlights, The Box (Visualcontainer), Milan 2015
International Streaming Festival, The Hague 2013
Fleshed Out, Ariel Booksellers, Sydney 2011
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin 2010
Co-director: Lindsay Webb
Camera and stills: Matt Fatches, Maylei Hunt, Lindsay Webb
Set: Lean Productions
Music: Min Huifen
Performance: Elena Knox, Teik Kim Pok, Thomas A Rivard