aromatics of longing
Jade Wong
14' 33" | 16:9 | 2018 | HD Video
Original Language : English 英文 | Subtitle : English 英文
Location : Chicago, IL, USA 美國芝加哥
Made in response to the end of a long-term relationship with a birth control implant, aromatics of longing (爆香) contemplates the feeling of loss and longing tied to a changing body. Through performative video and diaristic, but voiceless subtitles, Wong ruminates on memories, passing time, gender dysphoria, and hormones.

A blend of observational shots, first-person GoPro footage, and personal archival videos, aromatics of longing illustrates ways of coping and reckoning with loss.

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CC BY (Creative Commons License - Attribution)
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Director : Jade Wong 黃品蓉
AC : Sarah Martino
Carina Reimers : 2ND AC

Jade Wong 黃品蓉 (b. 1996) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator working in experimental video, performance, object-making, and photography. Their work explores personal, ancestral, and collective histories -- specifically asian/-american, queer, and media histories. By placing themselves in front of the camera, Wong uses self-reflexive elements of documentary fiction to understand their positionality as trans, asian-american filmmaker and subject. They tend to gravitate towards diaristic writing, humor, tactile objects and visual magic in their work.

Their process often works like this: walk, play, smell, collect, gather, wash, cut, slice, chop, mix, marinate, light it up, watch it sizzle...reflect, sew, rip, mend, mark-make... 

Their projects are malleable in form, their very existence concerns the act of becoming an image, ︎an iteration, ︎︎︎︎a memory. ︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Wong is a founding member of 恨興한흥 Han Heung Media Collective, a program funded in part by the Women’s Center at Northwestern University. They are based in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A..

Keywords 關鍵字

Auto-ethnography, first-person, food, performance