There is no Death in Gravity

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There is no Death in Gravity
Creator Jue Yang
Year 2020
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.'

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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Website http://www.lemony.space/

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.