Artworks
Performance
33 minutes
2013
Performance
15 minutes
2014
Performance
8 weeks
2013
Dance, Performance
2013
Performance
2 hours
2012
Dance
20 minutes
2012
Performative Lecture
20 minutes
2012
Participatory Performance
4 hours
2011

Activity

  • “Human beings are magical. Bios and Logos. Words made flesh, muscle and bone animated by hope and desire, belief materialized in deeds, deeds which crystallize our actualities” – Sylvia Wynter in “The Pope Must Have Been Drunk, The King of Castile a Madman: Culture as Actuality, and the Caribbean Rethinking Modernity” Poetry, for me, allows me not only to not reclaim my personhood, but also reconnect forgone ancestors. សិល្ប (silapak), the Khmer word meaning art, or in lite…
  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…
  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…
  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…
  • Attention—how to pay it, how to receive it—has long been a concern of time-based artists, but the mechanics of attention in our cultural context have been shifting rapidly. Engagement is now a primary goal in the corporate and nonprofit worlds alike. Information is abundant but attention is a commodity, a scarce and measurable resource. Products must be framed as transformational experiences instead of just things to buy. Dance, with its deep knowledge of how embodied experiences unfold over…
  • At a screening outside of the Hosmer library organized by Central Neighborhood Association. Photo: Ann Silver. I am a Chinese transplant and a filmmaker. My vision for filmmaking is to make visible the invisible: I am fascinated by what’s not said, or not shown, in the media landscape. A lot of my stories are based on memories, and often a specific emotion. I made a short film about my own name when I was 25, with a camera and two friends, some PVC pipes, a few neighborhoods, plus a creek and …
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Article Xiaolu
    At a screening outside of the Hosmer library organized by Central Neighborhood Association. Photo: Ann Silver. I am a Chinese transplant and a filmmaker. My vision for filmmaking is to make visible the invisible: I am fascinated by what’s not said, or not shown, in the media landscape. A lot of my stories are based on memories, and often a specific emotion. I made a short film about my own name when I was 25, with a camera and two friends, some PVC pipes, a few neighborhoods, plus a creek and …
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Article Xiaolu
    At a screening outside of the Hosmer library organized by Central Neighborhood Association. Photo: Ann Silver. I am a Chinese transplant and a filmmaker. My vision for filmmaking is to make visible the invisible: I am fascinated by what’s not said, or not shown, in the media landscape. A lot of my stories are based on memories, and often a specific emotion. I made a short film about my own name when I was 25, with a camera and two friends, some PVC pipes, a few neighborhoods, plus a creek and …
  • Slut. Bitch. Gangster. Bad girl. Bad woman. Itchy cunt. Horny cunt. Woman who ran away. Old vegetables. Leftover human. Dead snake on the side of the road.  These are terms that have been used to describe divorced Hmong women. Some I already knew. Others I discovered while doing research for a play called The Divorcee Diaries, which follows two women and two men on an evening of clubbing, drinking, and trying to understand lives in transition. For us, divorce is a transition. Casual drinking is…
  • About Editorial Submissions: Mn Artists invites a series of rotating guest editors to publish original arts writing for three months at a time. Each guest editor brings their own unique perspective, network of writers, and publishing concept. Writers who are interested in publishing writing for Mn Artists should note that the tone and direction of the publication shifts significantly several times a year, so take a look at the most recent published articles to see how your work might fit in. Ea…