film and visual art
New and Work in Progress
Su Hui's Picture of the Turning Sphere (2020)
The five channel video installation focuses on a poem by Chinese poet Su Hui, written in the 4.th century. In collaboration with artist Jen Bervin
Colonial White (2018)
A collaborative project in which by visually merging a colonial white paint chip with actual acts, artifacts of colonization, I am hoping to reframe the term colonial in its historical context and definition.
Be Water My Friend
A cinematic essay that looks at how filming my friend during the last months of her life changed the way I film and think about death.
Geographies of Kinship (2019)
A powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program.
The Ballad of Fred Hersch (2016)
A documentary about legendary jazz pianist and AIDS activist Fred Hersch.
Heart of the Sea (2003)
An intimate portrait of legendary Hawaiian surfer and breast cancer activist Rell Sunn
Real Boy (2016)
As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son.
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010)
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966.
Beautiful Son (2007)
One family's process of learning to support their autistic son.
Jen Bervin's Silk Poems (2016)
Jen Bervin's Silk Poems is a poem written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor.
Slow Looking, Fast Painting (2012)
A film portrait of Scottish painter Gwen Hardie in her studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Reporter Zero (2005)
The groundbreaking work and legacy of AIDS activist and journalist Randy Shilts.
Voting in America (2004)
A provocative collection of nine short films that aimed to increase voter participation in the 2004 elections - particularly among historically marginalized constituencies.
A portrait of four generations of women surfers in Santa Cruz, CA.
A portrait of Zeuf, a breast cancer veteran and a legendary waterwoman.