Jue Yang

textiel, Taal, schrijven, installatie, film, Diaspora, collage, Autobiografisch, Audiovisueel, Archieven
passage (2019) - 1'11'', HD video with stereo sound
there is no death in gravity (2020) - excerpt from short film (7'37''). Synopsis: What is the sound of a heartbreak? When does an apple die? I listen to a mundane cosmo through the footsteps of my neighbor.
since brass nor stone nor earth nor endless sea (2021) - excerpt from short film (7'4''). Synopsis: In a prison guarded by the blind, her languages become rhythms. A fly buzzes, flowers dry, soup boils over — there is an inevitability in the air. Small things seem infinite, as thoughts take on the shape of sounds.
Open Art Speak (2022) - For this project, I interviewed 10 artists in Rotterdam about their work and their challenges. The name of the project, Open Art Speak, reflects my intent to create a space for honest discussions on artist lives and artistic practices. Informed by a sense of friendship, these conversations critique the institutionalized "International Art English" which obscures the artists' struggles and normalizes the neoliberal logic of (self-)exploitation. I have two hopes with this project: first, that artists find solidarity and inspiration as they read about experiences of their peers; second, that these accounts give a more accurate idea of the realities of artists and thus contribute to wider public and cultural policy debates. Visit https://openartspeak.com
Cannonball and other stories: or, how to hold an image (2021) - excerpt of performance lecture during the Inward Outward Symposium in October 2021. In this performance lecture, I deconstruct an archive film from the EYE film collection— looking deeply into the emotions the film holds and questioning how to hold a contested image. My presentation consists a collage of written script, voice (both my own and computer-generated voices) and photographs, archive images and videos.
T,M,RR,W (2021) - still image from short film (2'5''), music by Vogel Ray. Official selection for: 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival, 45th Norwegian Short Film Festival, Cinedans Fest'22 in Amsterdam. Synopsis: An off-sync mirror. A portal of touch. What falls resurrects. What dances gains consciousness. What rises repeats. (For all the video works on this page, you can see them in my vimeo portfolio (pwd: glassclouds). https://vimeo.com/showcase/9377220)
Units of Keeping (2022) - Installation with two films. Living and dried plans, research literature, embroidery hoop, sewing threads, metal wire, packaging material. The films are "there is no death in gravity" (2020) and "since brass nor stone nor earth nor endless sea" (2021). Documentation by Sonia Magiapane
Units of Keeping (2022) - Documentation by Sonia Mangiapane
Inventory of tactility - Supported by an O&O grant from Oct 2022 to April 2023, I researched tactility in relation to images and image-making. Among other things, I experimented with (bio)materials and weaving. As my practice continues, I will develop and incorporate these processes in new image and installation works. Images clock-wise: biomaterial samples, close-up biomaterial collage, projection on a sample, imprint of a leaf in a biomaterial collage
Quiet Times - This is a publication with four texts and two films. It was produced in an edition of 58. For details, please watch the 3-minute trailer above.

ROAR festival (Radical break Out of an Artificial Rulebook)

In samenwerking met: Yaya Crew and Orangerie Theaters

My 2021 film, T,M,RR,W, was presented during the ROAR Festival (Radical break Out of an Artificial Rulebook). The festival reflects different realities of life and circumstances that get little to no recognition in society as a whole.


The 12th Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival

In samenwerking met: Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival, 60Seconds

My film, passage, was screened at The 12th Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival. It was shown at Seoul Metro stations, the longest subway system in the world.


Cinedans FEST'22

In samenwerking met: Cinedans

My film T,M,RR,W is shown during Cinedans Fest 2022 at Eye Filmmuseum.


45th Norwegian Short Film Festival


My film T,M,RR,W has been officially selected for the International Short Competition at the 45th Norwegian Short Film Festival.


18th Athens Digital Art Festival


My film T,M,RR,W (2021) has been selected for the video art section during the 18th Athens Digital Art Festival with the theme "FutuRetro".


Oberhausen Seminar 2022

In samenwerking met: International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

I was selected as a participant at the 2022 Oberhausen Seminar. "​The Seminar is an experimental course exploring contemporary artists’ moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film festival. It is a gathering that brings together filmmakers, critics and curators, using the Oberhausen Film Festival as a laboratory to discuss ideas in the curation, production and criticism of contemporary moving image media."


Inward Outward Symposium

In samenwerking met: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision), the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen's Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC)

Reflecting on how to decolonialize film archives, I presented a performance lecture titled “Cannonball and other stories, or, how to hold an image”. See excerpt of the presentation in portfolio.


ARGOS Projector: The Faraway Nearby

In samenwerking met: ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts

My film, there is no death in gravity, was selected for the ARGOS projector: The Faraway Nearby. The event included three screenings at ARGOS.


Performing the Lens: The Choreography, Algorithms and Materiality of Imagemaking

Locatie: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
In samenwerking met: V2_ and Piet Zwart Institute

I was part of this group show featuring 2020 graduates from the Master's program in Lens-based Media at Piet Zwart Institute.


Talking Shorts


I am a contributor to Talking Shorts, an online magazine dedicated for short films.


ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation) Culture360 Magazine


I wrote an article for the ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation) Culture360 Magazine. Titled "Making Systemic Change: Reflections from Artist Residencies in the Netherlands and Belgium," the article comments on the Dutch funding measures for cultural practitioners during the pandemic and discusses points from the On Affecting Change symposium (co-hosted by Hotel Maria Kapel , Kunsthuis SYB and Transartists - AIR Platform NL).


On and For Production and Distribution


I was commissioned to write a reflection text on artist moving image production based on the "Production for Dummies Workshop" organized by On and For Production and Distribution. On and For is a European cooperative project conceived to advance and strengthen the field of artists' moving image.


Symposium: Fair International Cultural Cooperation - Language

In samenwerking met: Forum on European Culture, co-hosted by DutchCulture

I was selected to participate the "Fair International Cultural Cooperation - Language" symposium. During the forum we discussed issues and fair practices regarding language in international cultural cooperations. The resulting report has been shared with relevant embassies and funding partners. More info on website (shortened URL).


Metropolis M


I am a contributor to Metropolis M. You can find my writing translated into Dutch in print issue No.4, 2021 and issue No.1, 2022. Other writings are available on the magazine's website. Sample article in link (shortened URL).


Garage Cafe #9

Locatie: Garage Rotterdam

I performed "an unwillingness to forget" during Garage Cafe # 9, an evening event for performances, presentations and meeting new people in the art, hosted by Nicole Sciarone. Photo credit: Eva Maria. Background artwork: The girl who kept walking on other people's feet by Vanessa Safavi.

EYE on Art Research Labs 2019 & 2020

In samenwerking met: Eye Filmmuseum

With my peers from the Piet Zwart Institute, I screened my work "Seek" in 2019 and an excerpt of "Querida" in 2020 during the annual Eye on Art Research Labs. Image from "Seek".

Amsterdam Art x ArtReview Conference 2018

In samenwerking met: Amsterdam Art

I was a speaker at the Open Stage section of the conference, where I spoke about my own (art) history and how I am trying to find ground as an "international" artist in the Netherlands.

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