Lifesaver (in progress)
still images from the new project!
@ home (excerpt)
HD video, stop-motion animation
1 min 35 sec (excerpt)
3-minute full-length HD video available at http://vimeo.com/32492944
For the past 11 years, a cell phone has been the only means I communicate with my parents overseas. As I've replaced phone conversations with text messages, my parents become the only ones that I talk to on the phone and in Mandarin Chinese regularly. Making pasta sauce with bok-choy not only portrays an international student's survival strategy in cooking a one-person meal, but also demonstrates how a decade of long-distance interactions reduces a parent-to-daughter connection to a pot of awkward Asian-influenced meat sauce.
Watch Me/ Eat/ Your Face (revisited)
single-channel HD video
HD video available at http://www.vimeo.com/29277857
HD excerpt (2 min) available at http://vimeo.com/35821216
Having a one-person meal in front of a laptop, a TV, or every digital device in the living space composes a kind of non-space between individuals and their frequent yet intermittent interactions with personal 'surfing' stations. With increasing accessibility to information in this hyper-digital world, one's concept of reality often becomes an arbitrary combination of learned and live experiences. As much as the inevitable consideration of global citizenship, how one processes information and experience becomes highly unique in the construction of individual reality. A voyeur's perspective is implemented to address the experience of not only virtual but also cultural and physical dislocation.
Excerpt from "Watch Me/ Eat/ Your Face"
In collaboration with JeeMin Kim and Helena Hsieh
dual-channel HD video
HD excerpt available at http://www.vimeo.com/29274013
The two channels are designed to face each other when they are installed. Although the characters are posited on the opposite ends of the table, they don't appear to interact with one another.
The full length video was installed and opened on March 14, 2010 at the Fourth Wall Gallery, Boston MA.