Archive of Author | Chu-Li Shewring

Chu-Li Shewring works as a filmmaker and sound designer. She co‐directed her last project, Working to Beat the Devil with Adam Gutch, featuring her father as an ageing scientist, troubled and confused by remembrances from his past, whilst a creature journeys unceasingly to find its creator.

Recent collaborations include work with artists and filmmakers, Ben Rivers, Jeremy Deller, Patrick Keiller, and the Chapman Brothers. She is also a visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School’s sound department, where she herself graduated from in 2007. Before this, she worked as a medical videographer in Charing Cross Hospital where she developed her interest in experimental filmmaking. Finding herself led by sound in the filmmaking process, she embarked on a degree in Sound Art at the London College of Communication. She sees this balance of sound work and filmmaking as a healthy partnership, each one always informing the other.

The specially commissioned sound design for All This Can Happen sits comfortably within the archive footage through a juxtaposition of narration and the use of old songs, found sounds and manipulated sounds. The soundtrack seeks to co-exist in the bygone world of the archival images, whilst simultaneously creating a sense of the present through the tangible and immediate experiences of the walker.

Articles with Chu-Li Shewring

Infinite Instructions

Chu-Li Shewring works as a filmmaker, sound artist and sound designer collaborating with artists and independent filmmakers including Siobhan Davies, David Hinton, Ben Rivers and Jeremy Deller. As part of the Jarman Awards she has been shortlisted for the 2017 Jules Wright Award for female sound designers. In this exclusive interview she discusses her work and collaboration with poet, Sarah Howe, for the ‘Deconstructing Patterns’ exhibition at the Francis Crick Institute.