A. Moon is an experimental filmmaker whose work has screened nationally and internationally. In recent years, she has been a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow , a fellow with the Center for Asian American Media , a Sondheim Semi-Finalist (x3), a MSAC Individual Artist Awardee (x3), a Creative Baltimore Fund Grantee, a MSAC Creativity Grant winner, and a GBCA/Deutsch Foundation Rubys grantee (x2).
35mm B/W cameraless film. Sound. 3 min.
An elixir of Chinese herbs.
Signs Point to Yes
16mm cameraless film. Color. Sound. 4 min.
A tea leaf divination.
How Do They Do It?
This film uses found footage and the structure of a half-forgotten poem to mine meaning and examine agency, motivation, and the limited nature of narrative possibilities in a highly formulaic genre of filmmaking.
I Am a Tree
After Orhan Pamuk. "I don't want to be a tree. I want to be its meaning."
I Am Learning to Abandon the World
This silent found-footage film cuts together eventless moments from a trove of vintage 16mm films discovered at a salvage house with new intertitles to create an elusive anti-narrative of absence, loss, desire, and hidden threats.
Performers: Emily Tsai (oboe) Robert DiLutis (clarinet), Irina Muresanu (violin), Katherine Murdock (viola), Robert Gibson (bass).
A meditation on the effects of displacement, racial difference, and language barriers upon intimate relations.
Dream of Me
Using images and testimony far removed from the life of its ostensible subject, the documentary attempts to images a sister, a relationship, and mixed-race identity.
Even Lovers Have Still Lives
The films recasts and intertwines several well-known stories revolving around the problem of socially unsanctioned or unfit relationships in an examination of whether "narratives limit our imagining of desire."