Ever Wanting

Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung)
2021, 6:20 minutes

single-channel digital video with sound
photo and film emulsion, ink, paint, glue, tape, 16mm film leader, digital video

Soaring through the complicated life of San Francisco’s first Chinese American female physician, this film envisions the euphoria and despair of Margaret Chung (1889-1959) and her insatiable desire for women and belonging within a sea of white military heroes, nurses, and celebrities as it delves into drugs, sapphic surgeries, and queer flights of fancy.

CROSSROADS, San Francisco, 2023;

Treize Galerie, Paris, 2023;
Paris College of Art, 2023;
Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival, 2023;
Qaleidoscope: Queer Film and Performance (Canada Tour), 2023;
Tap Center for Creativity, London, 2023;
La Lumiere Collective, Montreal, 2023;
Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johns, 2023;
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, 2023;
Paved Arts, Saskatoon, 2023;
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2023;
Open Space, Victoria, 2023;
Documenta 15, Kassel, Germany, 2022;
Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, 2022;
WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, 2022;
Festival Mix Mexico: Cine y Diversidad Sexual, Mexico City, 2022;
Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco, 2022;
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, 2022;
Qaleidoscope: Queer Film and Performance (UK/Ireland Tour), 2022;
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 2022;
Alchemy Film and Arts, Hawick, Scotland, 2022;
Palas, Galway, Ireland, 2022;
Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland, 2022;
Central Saint Martins, London, 2022;
XPOSED Queer Film Festival, Berlin, 2022;
Marcus Festival, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, 2022;
CAAMFest 40, San Francisco, 2022;
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2022;
Florida Film Festival, 2022;
Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2022;
CinemaQ, Shanghai, 2021;

WOMEN: From Her to Here, WMA, Hong Kong, 2022;

WOMEN: From Her to Here, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, 2021;

Press / Publications
J.L. Odom, “Asian Art Museum’s Virtual ‘Queer Pasts and Futures’ to Showcase Two SF Artists’ LGBTQ-centering Experimental Films,” Local News Matters (July 26, 2022), republished in SFGate (July 28, 2022)

Peter Wong, Reviews from CAAMFest 40,” Beyond Chron (May 16, 2022)

Sebastian Nadilo, “15 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 40th CAAMFest,” Asian Film Festivals (May 13, 2022)

Jeffrey M. Anderson, “14 Local Films to Make Any Bay Area Resident Proud,” San Francisco Examiner (April 19, 2022)

Kylie Knott, “Gender Discrimination Under the Spotlight at Women: From Her to Here Art Exhibition in Hong Kong,” South China Morning Post (February 25, 2022)

Emily Wilson, “In This Show, ‘Queerness Becomes Something You Cannot Ignore,” Hyperallergic (May 23, 2021)

Isabelle Roetcisoender, “Asian American Art Exhibit Explores Feminism and Diversity,” AsAmNews (May 23, 2021)

Matthew Harrison Tedford, “At Chinese Culture Center, a Collective Experience Borne Out of Difference,” KQED: The Do List (May 20, 2021)

DeWitt Cheng, “WOMEN: From Her to Here, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco,” ArtOpticon.us Art from the San Francisco Bay Area (May 15, 2021)

Jenny Jedeikin for SF/Arts Monthly, “Queer Feminist Identity Takes the Spotlight in New Chinese Culture Center Exhibit,” 7×7 (February 22, 2021)

Jenny Jedeikin, “Rendering Visible: WOMEN,” SF Arts (February 21, 2021)

Nico Liu, 展覽|走入LGBTQ+的世界「WOMEN我們」探討女性情感與酷兒能量 “Exhibition | Enter into an LGBTQ+ World: ‘WOMEN我們’ Explores Femme Sensibilities and Queer Powers,” Orange News (Hong Kong), (February 19, 2021)