No Rule Is Our Rule

Screencapture from No Rule is Our Rule

No Rule Is Our Rule 没有規則是我們的規則

(Wen Hui 文慧 & Eiko Otake 尾竹永子, 2022)

Screening and Discussion with Wen Hui and Eiko Otake

Saturday, December 9 at 3:00-5:00pm
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Join us for a screening and discussion of No Rule is Our Rule, a collaborative documentary film about the friendship between two fiercely independent, interdisciplinary female dance artists Eiko Otake and Wen Hui. They spent a month together in China in January 2020, when the surge of COVID-19 became first known to the general public. Postponing their physical collaboration, Eiko and Wen Hui continued to converse candidly over Zoom and co-edited the footage they filmed in China. The process has deepened their mutual understanding of their past works created and presented in different historical and social contexts.  

This event is co-presented by Asia Society, New York. It marks Wen Hui's first return to New York since 2018, when she presented her multi-media dance work Red at Asia Society and conducted a workshop and screened her previous film, Listening to Third Grandmother Stories, at the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, New York University.

The 76-minute film screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists themselves. Yiru Chen, who joined Eiko and Wen Hui in editing, will also participate in the conversation, which is moderated by Zhen Zhang, Professor in the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at NYU Tisch and founding Director of the Asian Film and Media Initiative. 

No Rule is Our Rule was recently selected for the Munich New Wave Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Japan International Film Festival this year. 

NYU students can receive complimentary tickets with a special code. Email for the code