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Woman laying on grass grasping at dirt. Still from the experimental film Losing Ground, Courtesy of Patty Chang and BANK/MABSOCIETY

Breaking Ground: Queer Asian Experimental Video

Wed, Oct 18, 2023, 7:00 pm

BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley

Introduction by Leeroy K. Y. Kang

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, Guest Curator

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