April 24, 2014

Great trip to the Bay

Just came back from a busy but inspiring trip to the Bay. Here are some of the highlights:

There are very few people in the world that I look up to more than Jeff Chang. I'm honored to call him a mentor and friend. Amongst many other titles, he's the director of Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts where he invited me to screen Life on Four Strings. It was awesome to hang out with Jeff and meet his students.

Make sure to check out Jeff's new book Who We Be coming out in October.

Had the privilege to be on an excellent panel of friends and colleagues at this year's Association of Asian American Studies Conference in San Francisco. The title of the panel was Methods in Motion: Contemporary Practitioners on the Locus of Critical Storytelling featuring Anthony Kim, RJ Lozada, Theresa Navarro and Jason Magabo Perez.

The panel was described as "an amazing collective of producers, playwrights, directors, and documentarians whose work provides an engagement with old and new media formats to build alternative and community-based histories, narratives, and archives of and for Asian America. Each panelist will be invited to reflect on the critical and creative modes of storytelling they practice across multiple forms and genres, directions and disciplines, and present current works in progress".

Went to the opening of the kickass exhibit Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum curated by my buddy Eric Nakamura.  The show will be up until July so make sure check it out.

The homies Nomi and Pele from the group Power Struggle had a release party for their new album In Your Hands at the hood famous Bindlestiff Studio. The show and album is a perfect example of good, community-based art. Listen and cop the album!

April 15, 2014

Life on Four Strings at Stanford

I'll be screening Life on Four Strings at Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts on April 22nd at 5p. The screening is free and will be held at the Roble Hall Theater