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 in Los Angeles. 


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1. Ephermeral place, 2020                                                                            
an html web design project for emphemeral materials

“Everyday practices were the result of deliberation and strategizing, embedded in cultures constructed out of denial and submission, dreams and refusals, rational and considered choices, and above all a desire for legitimacy.”

-Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives



2. Home is siteless, 2022 (excerpt)

MFA written thesis for experimental and documentary arts program

“What a long way it is from one life to another: yet why write if not for that distance; if things can be let go, every before replaced by an after.”

–李翊云 Yiyun Li, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life