For My Art

For My Art is a two-channel video installation which conjures the sensorial landscape of transition-era Burma/Myanmar through the figure of the performance artist. The camera follows five women performance artists as they venture into the streets, markets, and mega-malls of Yangon, transforming the quotidian into unexpected performance spaces. As ordinary people and objects are swept into their art, the boundaries between performance and everyday life begin to disappear.

  • Emily Hong
  • Miasarah Lai
  • Mariangela Mihai
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai, Mariangela Mihai

Emily Hong is Seoul-born and New York-raised feminist anthropologist, media maker, and trainer, currently pursuing a PhD at Cornell University. Her research, media projects, and activist engagements largely focus on Thailand and Burma, where she has spent half a decade working as a trainer with minority rights activists, and as a campaigner for Burma’s democracy movement-in-exile. Recent media projects include the ethnographic film Get By (2013), video installation Performing Modernity (2014), and multimedia piece Indigenous Futures and Urban Natures (2015).

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