{moving image projects}

YANGTZE DRIFT

Black and white digital video (27 minutes, preview below)

Reality submits to kinetic abstraction to create a graceful and looping path along the Yangtze River. In beautiful black and white, this quiet and meditative river tour often confounds preconceptions and disputes the authenticity of the journey on which we have embarked.

Festival Credits: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival '14, Green Film Festival in Seoul '14, Shanghai International Film Festival '14, Athens International Film Festival '15, Zhengzhou Experimental Film Festival '16


ONE PARTY ULTIMATE NIGHT CLUB

B&W Digital Video (8 mins) 

For young people in China the night club offers an attractive means of making a living as well as a playground for the privileged to celebrate their wealth. Filming over the course of a single night in a typical club of this sort, the space is explored absent of sound and color to reveal an intimate portrait. When the club is reduced to pure visual observation the mundane routines and redundancies eclipse the spectacle of the nightlife.


Soft and Tender as Water, I am Nv Han Zi

Multi-channel video and audio installation.

A celebration of psychologically and physically empowered women in China, this video installation places the viewer in face-to-face, intimate encounters with individuals to build a complex spectrum of modern lifestyles and a greater conversation about traditional stereotypes and expectations.

 

Each participant volunteered for this series via conversations with the artist concerning the lable nü han zi (女汉子), a term that roughly describes a "strong woman" as having male-like qualities. Due to the lack of a firm definition for this term in China, identifying as nü han zi (女汉子) could evoke a sense of pride or can be taken as an insult depending context. In audio interviews, each of the women involved in this series discussed their personal understanding and relationship with this term among many other ways women are labeled in Chinese society and the impact is has on their lives as students, artist, athletes, and entrepreneurs.  


CORRECT APPLICATION OF THE KILLING METHOD

2-Channel Video installation w/ audio.

A multi-channel video and audio observation of urban spaces designed for efficiently funneling pedestrian movement in a forward trajectory without concern for ultimate destination. Originally designed as a site-specific outdoor installation at the 1933 Lao Fang Chang building in Shanghai, a former slaughterhouse, this piece has since been updated for gallery exhibition or projection on the outer facade of existing structures. Built from video and audio loops captured in train stations, metro system, and international airports around the world, the nondescript and repeating design elements of these locations are often obstructed as the focus turns to the hindquarters of what or whom lies directly ahead. 


CITY RIDE

Digital video, (6 minutes 30 secs)

Starting from the shadows of a bicycle passing along the landscape ultimately arriving at the downtown nightlife,  movement and light are the main characters of this short impressionistic view of a small city in the southern United States.