Goldfish and Pipeline (Dakota Access Pipeline protests) #NoDAPL (2017, 03:02, video)
I started making this by layering footages of the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition and of other ecosystems thriving in water; this is a film meditating on the precious value of water and the political wars that have been fought over it. Dedicated to my very amazing friends Mia Ritter-Whittle and Malcolm Al Zaabi who have been inspiring me with their revolutionary political acts. I have been keeping myself updated on what the both of you have been working on at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. You are amazing and y'all are changing the world. videography by BBC News, Lan Anh Lê and Mary Kalcic, edited by Lan Anh Lê (Fair Use Video of BBC News' footages - for educational and artistic purposes)
Goldfish Dreams (2016, 0:50 mins, video)
documentation of a performance (featuring a long strip of canvas on which I have painted as a prop):
I made this movie by editing the footages that I recorded of a performance piece that I have directed, working with non-actors who play fictional characters inside a pop-up installation space that I have set up in my studio. The installation as a dream-like, fantastical setting tells a story, through abstract paintings on fabric and canvas used as costumes worn by the characters... The texts printed or painted on top of the costume breathe a story into the installation space, which the characters interact with to add figurative characterization. The performance is directed according to experimental screenplays that I’ve written.
Lucid Dreamers|Architects’ Daughters|Gemini Adventures (“My City is being Colonized”) (2017, 02:57 mins, video)
For accompanying reflection poem entitled "My City is being Colonized," please click here
Nature's Spirits, Faerie Whispers (Japanese Spiritualism and Sacred Sights) (2017, 07:15, video)
A montage of fleeting images collected by the artist during her time at Kashima residency in Oita, Japan.