california, california, california, california,
taiwan & the philippines

Kai | artist

California, California, California, California, Taiwan & the Philippines is a video and animation piece that captures what it’s like for me when I’m asked where I’m “really from.”

I was interested in paralleling the process of creating this piece with the feeling of being asked where I’m from, so I hand-drew every frame of the animation (1056 frames). Likewise, I made the title as long as appropriately possible to emulate the redundant process of explaining to intrusive inquirers.

Exhibiting in the Zium Garden Museum 2018