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Alisa Yang Filmmaker Showcase & Discussion

Sunday, March 17

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. @ At Liberty (849 NW Wall St, Bend)

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Caldera + BendFilm + ScaleHouse present a showcase and discussion with Alisa Yang, interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, in association with Bend Women’s March.

 

Alisa is a March Artist in Residence at Caldera and is researching and writing for an experimental essay film, the second piece of the Please Come Again trilogy: a series of shorts that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian/American women. Her work explores intergenerational trauma, sexualities, and displacement of diaspora identity through Asia’s love hotels.

 

The evening of the 17th, Alisa will screen three films, including:

Sleeping with the Devil (23 mins) Based on a Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.

Please Come Again (10 mins) An experimental essay film that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women through the rooms of Japanese love hotels.

Stop Speaking (5 mins) An existential text-to-speech crisis, a meditation on the construction of gender on technology. Composition by Andy Akiho’s “Stop Speaking” featuring live solo snare drum performed by Chelsea Tinsler.

 

Following the films, OPB’s Emily Cureton will facilitate a Q&A.

 

ALISA YANG BIO

Her practice is rooted in collage across mediums, from two-dimensional work to installation and film. She explores themes of language, cultural identity, memory, and sexualities of diasporas. Her work has shown in Riverside Art Museum, Orange County Center of Contemporary Arts, and New Mexico Museum of Art. Her recent films Please Come Again (2016) andSleeping with the Devil (2016) won the first Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Golden Reel Award for Short Documentary and the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Best Regional Filmmaker Award, respectively.

 

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