Daryl Chin

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Multimedia artist, critic, curator
Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
Introduction Daryl Chin is a multimedia artist, critic and curator. He was Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art from 1989 to 2005. He co-founded the Asian-American International Film Festival, was on the Board of Directors of NewFest (The New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival) and Apparatus Productions. With Larry Qualls, he created over 30 theater/performance pieces from 1975 to 1985.
Interests Film, art, television, dance, theater and performance.
Favorite Movies Vampyr, Rose Hobart, The Golden Coach, Viaggio in Italia, L'Avventura, Au hasard Balthazar, Band of Outsiders, Normal Love (J. Smith), Early Abstractions (H. Smith), Sunrise, Ugetsu, Late Spring, An Actor's Revenge, Bay of Angels, Gunnar Hede's Saga, Le Camion, too many to name
Favorite Music Baroque (Bach and Vivaldi, especially), early blues and jazz singers (Bessie Smith, Lee Wiley, Mildred Bailey, etc.), American music (Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Virgil Thomson), "contemporary" music (Phil Glass, Steve Reich, LaMonte Young, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, Charlemagne Palestine, Meredith Monk), novelties like Leroy Anderson, pop and r&b like Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, early Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.
Favorite Books Authors include Henry James, James Joyce, Djuna Barnes, Machado de Assis, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Jean Genet, Turgenev, Andrei Biely, Nabokov, Kawabata, Soseki, Andre Gide, Duras, Sarraute, Natalia Ginzburg, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Borges

In the dream where you show up to school naked, why do you never go swimming?

Because it's cold in the water.