BendFilm + Caldera + ScaleHouse Present Alisa Yang Filmmaker Showcase & Discussion
Yang is spending the month of March at Caldera as an artist in residence where she is researching and writing for an experimental essay film, the second piece of the Please Come Again trilogy: a series of shorts that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian/American women. Her work explores intergenerational trauma, sexualities, and displacement of diaspora identity through Asia’s love hotels.
The evening of the 17th, Alisa will screen three films, including:
Sleeping with the Devil (23 mins) Based on a Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.
Please Come Again (10 mins) An experimental essay film that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women through the rooms of Japanese love hotels.
Stop Speaking (5 mins) An existential text-to-speech crisis, a meditation on the construction of gender on technology. Composition by Andy Akiho’s “Stop Speaking” featuring live solo snare drum performed by Chelsea Tinsler.
Following the films, Alisa will read from her writings and there will Q+A with BendFilm Executive Director, Todd Looby.