Director: Spencer C. Yeh
Runtime: 13 minutes
Originally commissioned by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts for their CELEBRATING TONY CONRAD festival in 2021, presented in collaboration with Front Porch Productions, THE STORY OF MIKKI 2 is a sequel to THE STORY OF MIKKI, from THE BIG SHARE, a multi-part video work created for ISSUE Project Room’s ISOLATED FIELD RECORDINGS series in 2020. TSOM2 picks up directly after the events of TSOM, and was created in response to Yeh’s relationship and work with video artist and musician, Tony Conrad— the opening disclaimer is borrowed and adapted from Conrad’s own experimental film work THE FLICKER, from 1966. Yeh’s inspiration for the work was basically to create something that “Tony might’ve enjoyed that was inspired by and in dedication to him, in the present day.”
(Text by Spencer Yeh)
About Video Reveries
Part of the programme Constellating Histories: Encountering Asian American Diasporas Onscreen, this installation features contributions by artists of Asian descent in video art, experimental film, and performance art. Many of these works inspired the featured filmmakers, or worked in opposition to the normalising forces of the capital put into feature-length works.
Each of the videos in this series inhabit a unique oneiric space, be it a hypnotic audiovisual feline mediation, sonic experiments, dancing statues in a public park, or archival articulations.
The complete line-up of video works can be viewed at the foyer of the Oldham Theatre. Three of the works will be available online via AFA’s website and vimeo page.