Jue Yang

documentair - film - literair - schrijven - audiovisueel

I am a writer, filmmaker and critic. In my current writings, I explore institutional oppression and generational trauma with empathy and criticality. Through writing, I articulate my experience of catharsis and healing and find connections among autobiography, intersectional feminism and Black Studies — discourses that have inspired me.

Both my writing and filmmaking practices involve annotating and archiving. My images come from looking and listening deeply, and express the longing for sovereignty and the care-taking of home. Through image-making I find moments of belonging — an antidote to rootlessness.

Quiet Times (2021, work in progress) - still image from short film. "'I subject myself to a prison guarded by the blind,' she writes."
there is no death in gravity (2020) - excerpt from short film (7'37'', HD video with stereo sound). Thumbnail: still image from the full version (available upon request). Synopsis and animation credits on Vimeo.
there is no death in gravity - projection view
there is no death in gravity - projection view
Querida (2019-?) - excerpt from documentary. Due to COVID-19 constraints and changes, this film has been on hold. Synopsis on Vimeo.
passage (2019) - 1'11'', HD video with stereo sound
Selected Statuses (2018) - Zine made for Yami-ichi Internet Market. Utrecht, NL, 2018. Fifty facebook statuses of the author in non-chronological order.
Fold (2018) - Fold is a book of the human moments surrounding loss, mourning, understanding and catharsis. It consists of twelve open-licensed photos selected from passersby on Flickr. Each image rests in a square, collapsable origami module, with a palette associated with mourning rituals in certain cultures — white, silver and earth. The photos follow a sequence, indicated by the book cover on the opposite side of each module. When assembled, the cover reads as one strip of "folded sediments" from a mountain. The book folds into a cuboid measuring 9 x 9 x 4.5cm.
Fold - details
Fold - details