‘I’m 37 years old, it’s time I was an evil witch’
For our last Witness Interview of 2018, Robert Reid talks to Ming-Zhu Hii about many things, including artistic risk, the commodification of the arts, racial representation and the early days of blogging. Ming-Zhu is a director, writer and multidisciplinary artist working across film, theatre, video, and installation. She is the 2018-19 Female Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre. Among her projects is the award-winning short film Intrusion, recent installation Dead Drop, short film Close Observations of a Single Subject, multimedia and performance hybrids Until Then, Then and This is Beautiful, and the critically acclaimed theatre and installation piece Attract/Repel. She helms Find & Replace Films whose projects explore the female body as symbol and object; observed and observer through the re-imagination of myth, canon and classical artwork, and mystery and thriller genres.
Podcast producer: Ben Keene