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Noni

Noni is an essay film celebrating the life of a mother and a technological, craft, and genre experimentation in contemporary art practice.

The aim of this practice-led research is to investigate ways in which photographers use moving image and performance to recreate the past.  Using the framework of the essay film, I will produce the elements of the genre to create a portrait of my mother’s life in Liverpool and Los Angeles before her diagnosis of dementia. Technological shifts in visual media and memory work will be identified and practiced, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach using photographic stills, personal and community archives, found and filmed footage, analog and digital cameras, audio, dramatized reenactments and not limited to virtual reality technology.

 
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The Johanneans are the alumni of Shanghai's St. Johns' University. Both my father and my aunt were students during WW2 and Japanese occupation. I attended with my 84 year-old aunt, the first ever alumni reunion in Shanghai before we both embarked on an adventure across China and a return to my aunt's birthplace. 

The Johanneans are the alumni of Shanghai's St. Johns' University. Both my father and my aunt were students during WW2 and Japanese occupation. I attended with my 84 year-old aunt, the first ever alumni reunion in Shanghai before we both embarked on an adventure across China and a return to my aunt's birthplace.