MFA 1 - Art
“Happy Headroom” was part of my mid-residency show titled “Living Threads” in February 2020. The immersive installation consisted of 4-channel video and sculptures. In this video, my mom and I perform rituals as a visceral process to create a dialogue between changing states of self and site. Hair, simultaneously dead and living, functions as a tapestry of histories, biologies, and traditions, a weaving of nonlinear temporalities. The (un)raveling is a transference and exchange of memories, pain, and love, and transforms into a shared, intergenerational heirloom. Family becomes the representational vehicle that allows me to explore roles of tradition, family dynamics, emotional intimacy, and in a broader lens, a discussion of race, class, and migration.
Ulrich Krieger Faculty, Music – Sonic Boom Sonic Boom – REmote AMbience Two ambient/ambient-noise pieces curated by Ulrich Krieger and developed together remotely by Sonic Boom. Kilmartin, Evan/Hopper, Finn/Rose, Echo/Brown, Nicholas/Heidari-Bateni, Kion/Everingham, Christopher/Chen-Walters, Nicki/Ichiyanagi, Kanoa/Bills, Wheeler/Wall, Marley/Boyer, Aidan/Morones, Brian/Ma, Xiaoxiao/Newby, Franklin/Cohen, Samuel/Figliulo, Ray/Moyao, Emilio/Simmons, Alexander/Bone, Ari/Wood, Amando/Bjornson, Brandon/Griffith, Brian/Piepenbrink, Andrew
When Jacob’s estranged sister Ashley asks him to reprise a role from his past, the two must come to terms with their relationship to his younger ‘female’ self in order to save their own. “Pass” is a queer one act musical in development. It had a staged reading on January 26, 2020 in the Coffeehouse […]
Ernestine and Delilah navigate their love in an apocalyptic world. Collaborators: Claire Brnjac https://vanessakwan.art/
This project aims to discuss what’s the function of space, to explore the relationship between objects’ physical movements and spatial configuration in a different way, and to consider how we search/use/limit/share the space for a different purpose. The artist takes a dynamic sculpture approach to investigate the realm between visible the invisible. The purpose is […]
stainless steel sculpture, 15 ft. dia., installed at Minqin Intl. Desert Sculpture Park, outside Minqin, Gansu, China
I am interested in the inaccurate and unpredictable result that a machine can make. In order to understand its “mind”, I train the machine using images that have not been cropped, to see how it understands a thing that has not be seen before.
“Flight” is a 2019 concept album mirroring the timeline of human life, from birth until death and beyond. Each song, lyrically and sonically, represents a different time period, but all are reflections of life as a whole. Beginning with “Liftoff/Zephyr”, we rise into a period of birth and infancy, of wonder and innocence, carrying into […]
Slide Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1MEISEN HU BFA 4 – Theatre KELON CEN Alumni – Film Slide 1STEVE WEIR Alumni – Art ROBERT NOVER Design/Photography ’73 MADISON HICKS MFA 1 – Dance Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1HAMED DEHQAN MA – NTNU EDU COLIN YEO BFA 4 – […]
is a series of motion drawings that intrinsically shows only one piece of thread; the video describes how the shape of the thread is changed by the wave of water and wind. By gathering these diversified shapes of the original thread, this project challenges the fundamental origin of the world that seems impossible to figure […]
Yikai Luc Wu, Kai-Luen Liang, Madyson Thornquest, Max Harper, Nick Chang