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Alberta Chu at the MIT Edgerton Center.
Alberta Chu at the MIT Edgerton Center. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

ALBERTA CHU

Occupation Filmmaker, ASKlabs Documentary Film

Residence South End

What do you wear when you’re on location?

You don’t want to be the one that can’t help the crew because you have on high heels. Production is hard work. I wear these cool special edition Adidas sneakers that I got from Barneys and Army green skinny zipper-leg cargo pants by J Brand for the excellent pockets.

What about to a film premiere?

For my Lightning Dreams premiere at the Museum of Science I wore a Zero + Maria Cornejo black silk tunic printed with a neon pattern from Barneys with tough girl Ann Demeulemeester boots and leggings.

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Do you notice a relationship between your clothing and your film projects?

Right now I’m editing footage of the [red] Anish Kapoor sculpture in New Zealand, and I want to wear red. Besides, red is really in for spring.

To whom would you compare your style?

I like to think I’m a little rock ’n’ roll, like Kim Gordon.

— Marni Elyse Katz


Interview has been condensed and edited. Send comments to magazine@globe.com.