Breaking Ground: Queer Asian Experimental Video
Leeroy K. Y. Kang, who guest curated this program, is an independent curator and archivist pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley in the Film & Media Department.
Featuring works spanning 1984 to 2000, this program takes a historical and archival view of the experimental video practices of queer Asian filmmakers and visual artists. This abridged survey includes rarely screened works by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Patty Chang, Richard Fung, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Eric Cho, and Christopher Lee, whose influences critically transgressed the boundaries of alternative media making by Asian diasporic artists during this time period and beyond. Encompassing various formal and aesthetic approaches—ranging from video performance to experimental nonfiction and collage—these works collectively subvert the racialized conventions of sexual desire and fantasy in North American mass media, popular culture, and cinematic vernacular.
— Leeroy K. Y. Kang
Note: This program contains sexually explicit content.
Films in this Screening
Bruce Yonemoto, Norman Yonemoto, United States, 1984
We Got Moves You Ain’t Even Heard Of (Part 1)
Eric Cho, United States, 1999
Richard Fung, Canada, 1986
Maybe Never (but I’m counting the days)
Nguyen Tan Hoang, United States, 1996
Christopher Lee, Elise Hurwitz, United States, 1996
Patty Chang, United States, 2000