Zhiwan Cheung

 

Golden Heritage Living

Two Channel Video Installation
7:35 minutes
2015
On this dual-screen projection, one side portrays my grandmother moving around her living space while she talks about her life. My grandmother begins with her experience of the Japanese invasion during WWII, touching upon the hardships she and her husband encountered during the rise of the Communist Party of China, and ending with her eventual immigration to America and settling in Golden Heritage Living, an assisted living home. On the second projection, I wear her outfit while attempting to embody her words and wrap myself around her language. The separation of my grandmother’s words and the disjointed lip-sync speaks to the inevitable loss of memory from one generation to the next.

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  2. Birdcage
  3. Colonial White
  4. China White
  5. Hanging Fruit
  6. The Impossibility Of Home
  7. Reading the Rainbow
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  9. Good Vibrations
  10. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  11. Vibrating Pink Egg
  12. Skinny Dipping
  13. White Lie
  14. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  15. Homage To My Mother
  16. Movable Wave
  17. Portal
  18. Residues of a Past Performance
  19. Augmented Door
  20. Impermanent Infinity
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  23. Day of the Painter
  24. Mines’ Eye
  25. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  26. I want to return to a time when life was simple. When a …
  27. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERI …
  28. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  29. what you don’t know can’t kill you
  30. We the People Want a Bad Romance
  31. Oh dear America, save our selves
  32. I…Not Everything Will Be Okay, But Some Things Will
  33. New World Order
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  36. I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
  37. I heard there was a revolution. Where do I sign up?
  38. Our forbidden fruit
  39. Bed Bath and Beyond
  40. The All-American
  41. This is water…this is water
  42. All work and no play makes art a dull boy