Yellow (2006, 7 min, 16mm, color)
Credit: Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
A surreal dream where subconscious automatons swim and communicate in and around a swimming pool, somewhere in history, memory or imagination.
The film examines perceptions of Asian identity through cinematic space and the return gaze. The actors in the film appear and reappear as interchangeable entities – this play on perception comments on the ways in which Asian faces are perceived by non-Asians. The film’s title refers to the reductionist concept of skin color, but is also the name of a color that is wholly absent from the film. Instead, the title’s literal meaning is counterbalanced with vignettes awash in the color’s direct opposite.