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

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • I’m sitting in the audience at Bryant-Lake Bowl, waiting for Scott Heron and Brendan Connelly’s new work Appalachian Spring Break to begin, when Judith Howard calls down the aisle to me. She asks to see a page from my notebook and offers to make it a fair exchange by showing me a page from the notes app on her iPhone. It’s a list of descriptors she captured while viewing an improvised dance performance: textures, associations, and oppositions. I pull a book out of my backpack, the source o…
  • Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center: May 2, August 29, and November 7, 2019. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea. Events can combine components inc…
  • Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center: May 2, August 29, and November 7, 2019. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea. Events can combine components inc…