BERLIN! Very excited to participate in the giant independent art festival 48 Stunden Neukölln (June 23-25, 2023) with GRRL HAUS Telephone screening at LoopHole Berlin on June 24! This year’s theme: Play(ground)

Fun interview with Kevin L. Powers at Something Wicked Docufest from back in February published this month.


New work! Topography of a Sky Field, 2023, Clear 16mm film reel with ink, paint, pen, nail polish. Direct handmade animation made in a workshop and screened at Whammy! Analog Media with Jessica G.Z. and Dro Watson in Los Angeles, CA.

Great and intelligent review of Safe Passage (for Sheila) printed in FICIMAD 23 Magazine, Madrid, Spain, March 2023. Cool perspective.

Perfectly woven Erin Fussell’s film edition with precise fine strokes that entangle, captivate and
mesmerize the viewer. Fascinating review of the myth between Athena and the metamorphosis of
Arachne, where the new gods once again confine us, trap us and manage us at their will. Film
perfectly embroidered with its visual metaphors with threatening spider webs and their threads of
obsessions, addictions and terrors.

Excited to share that two of my early films made at 2 artist residencies in 2013 are available on Vimeo On Demand: Dance in the Face of Various Deaths and Remembering & Forgetting until 9pm on June 21, summer solstice.

Honored to have Safe Passage (for Sheila) screen at Toronto Tamil Film Festival, 9/10-11  at York Cinemas 115 York Boulevard Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3B4

“How’s the weather here there?”

From January 1st to December 31st of 2020, I orchestrated a postcard exchange art project called, “How’s the weather here there?” as a way to create connections, a space for anyone to participate in an art practice, and make an abstract record of the year.

I did not know what an incredibly historic year it would become and how the importance of connecting to others in this way would carry me through the socially distanced reality of the pandemic. The instructions were to describe your current inner and outer landscape (physical space, emotional state, whatever that means to you) on a postcard and mail it to me and I would respond with one if a return address was provided.

People responded. I received about 430 postcards from 16 different countries around the world. Postcards came from all kinds of different people sharing art and thoughts and feelings with me. A few came from friends but most came from strangers. Many people remained anonymous. I had postcards from children as well as well-known organizations and accomplished artists, writers, and professionals in their field. Several people became pandemic penpals who I hope to meet in real life one day.

These small, personal documents cover some things that happened to us in 2020. The overarching event being the coronavirus pandemic with its many issues such as the loss of loved ones, racism against Asian and Asian-American people, the toilet paper shortage, isolation, anxiety, depression, working from home, and having kids schooled at home. Other major events that are documented in the collection are the Black Lives Matter movement, Portland protests, the wildfires on the U.S. west coast and in Australia, U.S. postal service funding issues and delays, everything surrounding issues with the Trump presidency leading up to the election and post-election results, Brexit, the SpaceX launch, the deaths of John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the great planetary conjunction on the winter solstice. Not to mention the hopes and fears of everyday living.

The next portion of the project is to exhibit the collection in its entirety and to publish a selection of these as a book where a portion of the proceeds will support organizations assisting people who are experiencing homelessness, who do not have an address to participate in a project like this one to continue the exchange in generosity and connection.

The exhibition planned was unfortunately canceled due to the global pandemic, but I am committed to sharing the work publicly in the future when it works. Thank you to everyone who participated and those who have inquired about the next phases of the project!


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