Call Me When You See This
animation, hand-dyed fabrics, projection
Mom’s Clothes explores the precarious balance of a public and private queer identity through a combination of poetic narration and footage of his mother’s clothing and hand-dyed fabrics. The writing oscillates between diaristic fragments and poetic observations in an attempt at presenting an accessible blueprint for intimacy. Using a replacement animation technique, the visual component of the film is both an analytical study and an euphoric indulgence in the structured chaos of patterned and dyed fabric. Call Me When You See, an expansion of Mom’s Clothes, is an architectural space constructed from hand-dyed fabrics. Viewers are invited to ruminate the projected results of the meditative animation technique used to explore each fabric while enclosed in intimate proximity to each of the hung materials.
Jordan Wong is a Chinese-American experimental, nonfiction filmmaker whose work pursues emotional honesty. His practice explores concepts of escapism, loss of control, struggling to remain present, and our inability to communicate with one another. Drawing on autobiographical experiences, his works engage rules, repetition, trauma, and efforts to create a queer lens through which to view the world.
His films have screened internationally, including DOK Leipzig, NewFest, Animafest Zagreb, Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, where he was recently awarded the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker for the film Mom’s Clothes.
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