wandelarr / Diary: (no subject) / How to build a house of Yang 如何构造阳宅 / sequence

other project
run away with me / home is sitelessan ephemeral place  / hi8 still life / my first trip

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Taoyuan Jin 金桃源 makes work about home and away, the self and place, & the everyday. 
She is interested in the theorization of travel as a range of interdisciplinary practices, situating oneself in relation to a questionable, stable & constant home. In her research, she investigates the representation of transnational migration, identity politics, and the “open road” in experimental ethnographic films. 

Taoyuan was born and raised in Hangzhou, China. She holds a BA from Emerson College and an MFA from Duke University. She currently lives and works in Kunshan, China. 


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HD video, 16mm, 4:06 min, 2018
Sound by Haron 

How to build a house of Yang

HD video, 9:26 min looped, 2021

Building upon found 3D architectural visualization footage from the Internet, How to build a house of Yang (如何构造阳宅) is a media project that explores the reconfigurtaion of location and home, affect and aesthetic, through the technological gestures of floating and surveilling.

Diary: (no subject)

HD video, 7:32 min, 2015-21

Diary is a video project made from iPhone camera roll. It is an attempt to represent the fragmentation of time spent in corresponding, waiting, speculating, and looking through the surfaces of objects for a pristine (futile) image of the everyday.


HD video, 18:06 min, 2022

sequence is a short film about being in transit through the illegible American landscapes. The film leaps through abstractions of travel time and space by exploring the perception of being in motion. It is as much a travel film as a filmic representation of the banality of contemporary travel, where images are arranged, romanticized, and reimagined into a suitably attractive package. Integrating sources from the digital and natural worlds, the film is an account of fragmented memories, momentary spectacles, and the personal journeys of a directionless traveler.