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Call for Submissions: Permutation LA

Do you love being part of LA? Would you like to be part of an art exhibit that celebrates LA in all its glorious diversity? I am seeking submission of photographs for an upcoming project at the Los Angeles Art Association. I’m making a new version of a work called Permutation, a video installation that explores the paradox of similarity and difference between individuals. This is what Permutation looked like when I created it at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco last year:


To create this work I need your help!

I’m inviting as many members of the public to participate as possible. Between now and August 31, you can submit a photo portrait of yourself to be included in my video installation! Through the contribution of community portrait photos I’ll create a video that reflects the many facets of the Los Angeles arts community and the individuals from the broader communities that make up Los Angeles. The work will be exhibited at Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825 in September, with the opening on Friday, September 10, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.

Submit a digital photo with the following specifications

  • Size and resolution should be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels (photos taken from most digital cameras should be fine)
  • Face the camera with your shoulders square and your entire head well inside the frame and centered
  • The photo should be horizontal (wide), not vertical (tall)
  • Make sure there are no strong shadows on your face
  • Save the photo as a JPEG (.jpg) and name the file with your first and last name, like so: “firstname_lastname.jpg” (for example: jane_doe.jpg)

Like this:
Permutation example submission

Submit your photo here

Thanks for your help, and don’t forget to come see yourself in Permutation at Gallery 825 between September 10 and October 7, 2016.

Past video installation at Asian Art Museum

Still from Your Piece, 2015

Still from Your Piece, 2015

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be presenting a new video installation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in July for one night only as part of their Artists Drawing Club series. Your Piece is inspired by Korean wrapping cloths, or bojagi, which women pieced together out of scraps of spare material, creating an heirloom full of beauty and utility from what would otherwise be waste. I am reimagining the bojagi as a video installation that creates a contemporary collective wrapping cloth of memories.

Your Piece
Asian Art Museum 
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, July 23 from 6:30-9 pm

One part of the installation will feature Asian American family home movies from Center for Asian American Media from the Memories to Light collection re-edited into bojagi-inspired patterns. Another part of the installation will consist of a dynamic video created from portrait photos submitted by the greater Asian Art Museum and Bay Area community. Additionally, the installation will feature an original score composed by Nathan Melsted with cello performed by Matt Fish.

Admission to the Asian Art Museum is $5 after 5 pm. More information on visiting. More information about the Artists Drawing Club event series.

Past group exhibition, “Biometric,” New Media Gallery, New Westminster, BC, Canada

Stills from "Me", 2014 and ongoing

Stills from “Me”, 2014 and ongoing

I’m excited to announce that a unique new installation of my video “Me” will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Biometric at New Media Gallery, a new public gallery in the Vancouver area featuring international new media and digital art. Biometric brings together artists from around the world who use new media to create portraits that expand our understanding of what makes us human.

Over the course of the exhibition, “Me” will be dynamically updated with a new photo each day, so that the entire piece spans over 13 years of self-portraits from 2001 to the present. This is the first time the public will get to view “Me” in its current entirety, updated live each day for 59 total days.

New Media Gallery
Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster
British Columbia, Canada

Opening reception next Thursday, December 4 at 7 pm

See an earlier version of “Me” here.

Biometric runs from December 4, 2014 to February 1, 2015. More information is on the New Media Gallery website.

If you are in the Vancouver area, please stop by. It promises to be a fantastic exhibition.