Due to the growing sentiment against Syrian refugees, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting about my own family. I am the daughter of refugees. Although the plight of Vietnam and Syria are different wars in a different time, the shared story of humanity, survival and of hope are one in the same. This project provides a personal lens into a multigenerational story of a family who escaped a war torn country and started life anew in the United States.
Re:current uses RFID/NFC technology to reveal stories within clay objects, each modeled after a memory. Projected on the wall are ten second clips of each family member spliced to create one face, meant to represent three distinct generations affected by war.
RFID/NFC reader and chip
Justin Ta for video recording
Catherine Schultz for audio recording
Colin Sullivan and Mark Hellar for guidance
The Jyun Jyun Show was an event that honored cross-cultural ancestry and nature through exciting multi-media, interactive performances. Local Seattle performers joined up with Bay Area artists to perform live music with projected animation, shadow dancing and puppetry, while utilizing cutting-edge new media to bring this fully interactive and immersive experience to life.
The Oracle is an interactive installation that is based on the Yi Jing. Audience members enter a fully immersive altar and receive a custom reading in the form of animations and music. This was a collaboration between the artists missTANGQ and Jyun Jyun.
As the creative technologist I helped inform how the audience would interact with the alter and the logic behind the custom reader. ing.
Here are a collection of projects. Consider it a sketchbook of creative code.
Client: Stephen Anunson
Role: Creative Director and Production Designer
The boy who lived before is an independent movie about a young boy who has memories for a past life. As the production designer, I designed the set, oversaw wardrobe and designed several sets of posters and collateral.
Role: Creative director and Designer
Drop was a self initiated campaign to bring awareness to the dire water crisis in third world countries. A branded water bottle was also produced to help raise money for the Seattle University Engineering department to fund a trip to Nicaragua to install sanitary water equipment.
Client: Naomi Kasumi
Tools: Letterpress, cutting, folding, installation
Over the course of several years I have served as an assistant to the installation artist Naomi Kasumi. A majority of her work focuses on the aspect of ritual and repetition.
Client: Catherine Smyka
Role: Creative direction and design
T/our was a LGBTQA arts and literary magazine. I was brought on at the beginning of the second issue and made several improvements to the overall layout and design. I also implemented and designed their web magazine.
Lulu Nation + Sad Bois Hype Club is a radio show on Hollow Earth every Tuesday from 7-9pm PT. It's a show run by QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) that discuss issues and events related to the community.