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|Bio=In her writing Jue Yang explores institutional oppression, diasporic experiences and generational trauma with empathy and criticality. Her images come from looking and listening with receptive attentiveness. Through image-making she finds moments of belonging, which she describes as 'a sort of antidote to rootlessness.'
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|Bio=Jue Yang is a writer, filmmaker and critic. In her current writings, she explores institutional oppression and generational trauma with empathy and criticality. Her images come from looking and listening deeply, and express the longing for sovereignty and the care-taking of home. Both her writing and filmmaking practices involve annotating and archiving.
Jue graduated from the Master’s program in Lens-based Media at the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam, NL) in 2020. Before moving to the Netherlands, Jue has lived in Mexico, US and China. In her previous work in New York and Washington DC, she wrote and self-produced plays, coached journalists how to investigate and visualize data and designed/developed websites for various non-governmental organizations. Her current texts have appeared on various cultural periodicals, including the art magazine Metropolis M and the online short film magazine, Talking Shorts.
 
 
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|Description=I made this film in the later half of 2020 as I looked through the work-in-progress edits for my graduation films. The waves of life — shift to a home studio, loss of social life, death of a family member and, how incredibly the universe works, falling in love — have resulted in a gradual fraying of my energy to finish the films. I tried to carve certainty into a moving image where I could arrange and rearrange the timeline. I wanted to grasp a bit more of everything that was, or stopped, happening. I found materials from my personal image archive, sounds from freesound.org and animation from organizations dedicated to the study of black holes. I composed texts, images, sounds and voices.  Instead of finding certainty, I brought the ocean into my heart. I looked at the shards of the past so long that they softened.
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|Description=The waves of life in 2020 — shift to a home studio, loss of social life, death of a family member and, how incredibly the universe works, falling in love — resulted in a gradual fraying of the filmmaker's energy to finish the films she had proposed as graduation works. In her attempts to carve certainty, the filmmaker made this moving image. At last, she could arrange and rearrange the timeline, and find solace in a universe (full of people).
 
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"I used sound footage from freesound.org, visual footage from another film, which I have not been able to finish due to the pandemic, and animated archive footage of the merging of two black holes. I whisper throughout the film, contemplating the poetic connection between the mundane and the cosmic through the sound of my upstairs neighbor's footsteps... During the editing process, I experienced grief of losing a family member who lived in a different country. The usage of sound footage from strangers — acquired from the amorphous internet — became my way of connecting with the world when physical travel and means to produce were limited."

Latest revision as of 09:17, 12 July 2021

There is no Death in Gravity
Creator Jue Yang
Year 2020
Bio Jue Yang is a writer, filmmaker and critic. In her current writings, she explores institutional oppression and generational trauma with empathy and criticality. Her images come from looking and listening deeply, and express the longing for sovereignty and the care-taking of home. Both her writing and filmmaking practices involve annotating and archiving.
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Gravity1.png
Website http://www.lemony.space/

The waves of life in 2020 — shift to a home studio, loss of social life, death of a family member and, how incredibly the universe works, falling in love — resulted in a gradual fraying of the filmmaker's energy to finish the films she had proposed as graduation works. In her attempts to carve certainty, the filmmaker made this moving image. At last, she could arrange and rearrange the timeline, and find solace in a universe (full of people).


"I used sound footage from freesound.org, visual footage from another film, which I have not been able to finish due to the pandemic, and animated archive footage of the merging of two black holes. I whisper throughout the film, contemplating the poetic connection between the mundane and the cosmic through the sound of my upstairs neighbor's footsteps... During the editing process, I experienced grief of losing a family member who lived in a different country. The usage of sound footage from strangers — acquired from the amorphous internet — became my way of connecting with the world when physical travel and means to produce were limited."