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video and moving image works

UNSUBTITLED (video installation, 2010)

Artist statement: “Eating needs no explanation.” Video installation, 10 projectors, 10 media file players, 19 wooden cut-out screens, various loops, color, sound  Cinematography: Jamie Maxtone-Graham Statement for the series including Unsubtitled, … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Jo Ha Kyu (2012)

The essential concept of narrative structure in traditional Japanese temporal arts, jo-ha-kyû, is loosely interpreted against the filmmaker’s subjective experience of Tokyo shortly after the 2011 Japanese earthquake. In a way, … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Chronicle of a Tape Recorded Over (2010)

Using ‘exquisite corpse’, a method by which each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, the filmmaker began her journey over the Vietnam War’s notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail. This … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Landscape Series #1 (2013)

Video installation, 5:00 loop, color, sound (or 35mm slide projection, 77 slides) Postcards (24 pieces, black & white or color) Framed photographs (24, color and black & white); Photo Album … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Song to the Front (2011)

This is the first from the intended “Vietnamese Classics Re-Cut Series” by Nguyen Trinh Thi (2011). The original film, ‘Bài ca ra trận’, was produced in 1973 by the Vietnam Feature … Continue reading

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Spring Comes Winter After (2008)

Using footage from the public funeral of an important poet who was banned for decades in Vietnam, this video is connected to the political and historical situation of the country, … Continue reading

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93 Years, 1383 Days (2008)

As in Spring Comes Winter After, this video utilizes the visuals of death rituals as a vehicle to connect with the past. It’s a personal film of my grandmother’s bone-cleaning and reburial … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · Leave a comment