REALITY FRAGMENT 160921
七个木 Qigemu 七個木
FROM THE ARTISTS:
Our own histories are always under curation, and as such, our perspectives become the central point in the building of personal realities. How do these multiple lived worlds, each their own amalgamation of memories, sensations, thoughts, coexist with de facto presentations of distance, history, and totality? How is this coexistence mediated if one is an actor in the online realm? The Internet functions as yet another parallel universe, but likewise an explicit symbol of the traversing between the subjective and the objective — a symbol in the questioning of solitary truths.
Reality Fragment 160921 follows two people in their process of reality-curation, as they create their own spaces against and via understandings of distance, as they go through the motions of growing themselves by growing their universes. We witness not only their movements, but also partake in the thoughts of two witnesses and how by seeing these two people, worlds are merged. In turn, we ask you, a viewer of this film and thus also a witness, to pay attention to your own movements of perception and reflect around the ways in which you build your own world. Who have you merged your world with, and what does that mean for the subjective truths you tend to?
七个木 Qigemu 七個木is a duo consisting of lovers April Lin and Jasmine Lin exploring the interstices of movement, visual media, identity, and the global Asian diaspora as respectively, Chinese-Swedish and Taiwanese-American. Using the potential of this hybrid space, Qigemu engages in conversations dealing with bodies, information, and energies, and how these are conceptualized in the Internet Age. A central element of Qigemu's creative process is learning to understand the growth of their relationship and of themselves, and no endeavor that is embarked on, whether analytical, emotional, or spiritual, is impersonal nor detached. Qigemu is committed to broadening what it means to be queer and Asian, constructing alternative narratives of subversive existence grounded in un-learning and un-teaching exclusionary ways of movement and existence.
Kaila Cherry is a nineteen year old aspiring writer and filmmaker based in the Bay Area, California. A lover and admirer of art in all its various forms, she aims to create works that hinges on realism and gives significance to the nuances of the everyday life.
She likes the fact that her last name is a fruit because she knows she will never get confused for someone else.
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Claire Jade Wong
Claire Jade Wong is an artist/filmmaker in Chicago, IL. Their work often focuses on images of the tactile and corporeal.
They also love preparing and eating extravagant meals.
FROM THE ARTIST:
"I am currently living and working in the city of Long Beach, California. I mainly work in Video, Film, and Animation. Sounds and setting are major inspirations to my work. I listen to ambient noises found in digital and physical environments; and I translate these sounds into images, odd situations, and imagined worlds. I combine my time based media with drawings and paintings. I manifest many auditory sensations through a combination of media and installation practice. I am inspired by the aesthetics and community found in online subcultures and multiplayer gaming. The lines between fantasy and reality are blended."
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Fede Coll is a young filmmaker and A/V artist from Valencia, Spain, who has been developing his style in videotart since 2010. Always attached to film and photography in many ways.
FROM THE ARTIST:
"If I had to describe my art, I would say that my passion has always been telling little stories from the people that sourround me. Either through photo and video.”
Von / Unbound / Dannah
'Voulin Rouge' is about an underground future sex community under scrutiny. It follows a female police officer on the hunt for Von and her friends but takes a twist when she is inevitably recruited to the community after discovering the power of her own pleasure.
A pioneer of Sex Positive Synth Pop, Von uses her own orgasm wave patterns in the production of her music. A producer, songwriter, visual artist and performer based in NYC, getting the job done DIY has always been her mantra. Von's music places pulsing percussion and sawtooth bass lines under glittery synth riffs and Grimes-esq vocal treatments. Von uses her knowledge of sex tech and AI to create songs that sexually empower womxn, regardless of sexual identity. Heavily inspired by Grimes, SOPHIE, Charli XCX and Peaches, Von creates hard-hitting, unapologetic, Sex Positive Synth Pop that defines sexual confidence as what you always wished your misogynistic Aunt read it as: powerful.
Dannah is an experimental multimedia artist based in NYC. Featured in Nylon,
Office, and Refinery29, Dannah’s work often deals with societal pressures surrounding
the female body. With a guerilla style approach, she does things in her own way: using
unconventional mediums and tecniques to create an entirely unique vision.
Sam Meier lives in Chicago, makes videos, tries to make comics, and thinks about how nice it would be if he made some paintings and sculptures.
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FROM THE ARTIST:
I’m a 17 year old filmmaker currently working out of the Bay Area in Vallejo, CA, but will be starting my first semester at Calarts this September. Living as a disabled person due to my Crohn’s disease, my work currently focuses on reconciling and reclaiming both my body and my identity through imagery and experimental technique; exploring things such as my relationship to physicality, gender, sexuality, and suburban culture. I view my work as both a sort of therapy, and a way in which I can express the agency that was previously limited by my disability.