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Nancy Lee is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, filmmaker, DJ and cultural producer. Their work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. In 2017, Lee directed the first contemporary VR dance film Tidal Traces in collaboration with Emmalena Fredriksson with the National Film Board of Canada. Lee’s interdisciplinary works have been presented at Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, MUTEK, Berlin International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and more. They are an XR instructor at IM4 Media Lab at Emily Carr University, and cofounder of CURRENT, a feminist initiative featuring artistic and educational programming. They also run a DIY studio in Vancouver Chinatown hosting cross-genre shows, workshops and residencies. As a Sundance Institute New Frontier Alumni and artist-in-residence at Society of Arts and Technology, Lee has been collaborating with Kiran Bhumber on a speculative sci-fi exhibition “UNION”, exploring 3D scanning/printing, XR, and multi-channel A/V performance. They currently are co-directing a dance-sculpture-XR research and educational series with Ralph Escamillan’s Fakeknot called “HOLD_xyz”.