Work samples

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    Still from One Storey.
  • Signs Point to Yes
    Still image. Signs Point to Yes. 16mm cameraless film.
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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Still image. Bitter Medicine.

About A

Baltimore City

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).
 

Bitter Medicine

35mm B/W cameraless film. Sound. 3 min.

An elixir of Chinese herbs.

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    Still image. Bitter Medicine.
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    Still image. Bitter Medicine.
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    Still image. Bitter Medicine.
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    Still image. Bitter Medicine.
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    Film still. Bitter Medicine.
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    Film still. Bitter Medicine.

Signs Point to Yes

16mm cameraless film. Color. Sound. 4 min.
A tea leaf divination.

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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.
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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.
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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.
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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.
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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.
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    Film still. Signs Point to Yes.

How Do They Do It?

16mm. Color. Silent. 5 min.

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.
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    Film still. How Do They Do It?
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    Film still. How Do They Do It?
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    Film still. How Do They Do It?
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    Film still. How Do They Do It?
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    Film still. How Do They Do It?

I Am a Tree

16mm. Color. Silent. 6 min.


After Orhan Pamuk. "I don't want to be a tree. I want to be its meaning."

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    Still from I Am a Tree.

Exquisite Corpse

16mm film. Silent. Black and white. 6:16 min. Made in collaboration with Pat Doyen & Rebecca Reynolds. This silent experimental film, made in the tradition of a surrealist "exquisite corpse” collaboration, features randomly spliced together shots photographed by three different filmmakers at locations across Maryland.  The exposed footage was hand-processed using a coffee-based developer and old US Army processing tanks.  
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    Still from Exquisite Corpse.
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    Still from Exquisite Corpse.
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    Still from Exquisite Corpse.
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    Still from Exquisite Corpse.
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    Still from Exquisite Corpse.

I Am Learning to Abandon the World

16mm. Color. Silent. 10 minutes.

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.
 

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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Still from I Am Learning to Abandon the World.
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    Postcard image for I Am Learning to Abandon the World.

Untitled

16mm found footage, edited and distributed on video. Silent. Color. 5 min. Commissioned for projection with live musical performance of Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor.


Performers: Emily Tsai (oboe) Robert DiLutis (clarinet), Irina Muresanu (violin), Katherine Murdock (viola), Robert Gibson (bass). 

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    Photo from performance/projection. 2016.

One Storey

16mm & Super 8mm film exhibited and distributed on digital video. Color. Stereo sound. 13 min.

A meditation on the effects of displacement, racial difference, and language barriers upon intimate relations. 
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    Still from One Storey.
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    Still from One Storey.
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    Still from One Storey.
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    Still from One Storey.
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    Still from One Storey.
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    Still from One Storey.

Dream of Me

16mm & Super 8mm film exhibited and distributed on digital video. Color and B/W. Stereo sound. 9.5 min.


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.

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    Still from Dream of Me.

Even Lovers Have Still Lives

16mm. Color and B/W. Sound. 17 min.

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."


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    Still from Even Lovers Have Still Lives
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    Still from Even Lovers Have Still Lives
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    Still from Even Lovers Have Still Lives
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    Still from Even Lovers Have Still Lives