Performing Intimacy and Subjectivity Through DV: Wuna Wu's Documentaries
Taking Chiu's observations as a point of departure, I argue that Wuna Wu's work is a preeminent example of the striking foregrounding of subjectivity as dynamic and performative (in addition to the two examples that Chiu discusses in her essay--Si-Manirei and Mei-ling Hsiao).
A graduate from the Tainan National University of the Arts specializing in documentary filmmaking, Wuna Wu has been making documentaries (all shot in DV) since the early 2000s.
In the film, even our filmmaker Wuna Wu falls under Helen's magical spell.
Let's Fall in Love explores Helen's success and reveals that the interviewed men and women and the documentarian Wuna Wu herself all need the mediation of an Other to achieve a more salient sense of self and greater wellbeing.
As Wuna Wu shows, for middle-class Taiwanese, abjection does not necessarily come in the form of poverty and catastrophe.