documentair - film - literair - schrijven - audiovisueel
I am a writer and filmmaker. In my current writings, often auto-ethnographic, I explore institutional oppression, diasporic experiences and generational trauma with empathy and criticality. My practice involves annotating and archiving. I have an envelope full of post-it notes that once marked different pages of different books; they are my conversations with the authors. My images come from looking and listening with receptive attentiveness. Through image-making I find moments of belonging - a sort of antidote to rootlessness. Others have described these images as "silent" and "transcendent" - descriptions I fully embrace.
Someone asks me where I am from.
"From a leaf."
"But where are you really from?"
"Dust ... And bones."
"What are you? Korean? Chinese?"
"I am the moon-rabbit-tortoise dwelling in the kingdom of sand. Its entrance only appears when the heart accepts the wind."
"Where were you born? Where do your parents live?"
"You mean ... Where is my home?"
"What's the difference ?! Where? Are? You? From ?!"