These are stills from a video about the text messages my mom sends me. Since we do not call or see each other in person very often, we usually communicate through text. The texts presented are written in lipstick and the video includes audio of a lipstick tube being opened and closed. The sound of the lipstick tube represents the sound I associate my mom with, and in this instance, it stands in for her voice.
But she never said I love you, 2019.
Skating Dreams displays a split screen of myself on the left and my mother on the right. This video is meant to show the comparison of my mothers skills to my lack of interest in the sport and how she tried to incorporate this aspect of her childhood into my own.
Plucked is an examination into the simple action of removing ones facial hair and how the meaning of this is altered once the action is performed on a parent by their child.
A speculative video on the lives my parents may have had if they did not have children.
Icing a cake for my father.
I provided my father with the following instructions to make two videos of him chopping wood. This was the result.
Continue reading “My Dad Chopping Wood”
Talking to my Mom from Mikayla Gauthier on Vimeo.
My mother does not speak about herself very often and I do not want to miss out on the stories about what made her the woman she is today.
I made this video as a way to learn more about who my mother was during her childhood. I called her on the phone and recorded our conversation. I followed her words and speaking pace carefully to compose a text based video of her words to accompany the audio of her stories.
Mom and Dad Arguing in Cantonese – Katie Cheung from Katie Cheung on Vimeo.
I secretly recorded my mom and dad having an argument in cantonese and I translated the whole argument into an english dialogue. I asked a couple, who are also my friends, to read out the dialogue without any context or understanding of what it is.
The Lens explores the relationship my father has to me as well as the relationship I have to the camera. The footage used is appropriated video from my father’s old videotapes that trace my development. Through this, my connection to the medium of video is emphasized.
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