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.

Screenings
Qaleidoscope: Queer Film and Performance (The Baltics Tour), 2024

   Kino Bize, Riga, Latvia, 2024
   The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2024:
   Kino Soprus, Tallinn, Estonia, 2024

   Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland, 2024
   Meno Avilys Cinematheque, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2024
   Warehouse9, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2024
Other Cinema, San Francisco, 2023
Memoire des Sexualites au Cinema, Marseille, France, 2023
CROSSROADS 2023 Online Echo, 2023
Kunstmuseum Celle Mit Sammlung Robert Simon, Celle, Germany, 2023
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

Exhibitions
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)