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 Still     The Sky On Our Way Home  Link: https://vimeo.com/147152966  Video Projection  7’:40”  2015  Traditionally, in many Asian families love is not expressed by words, but by practical actions or strict education. A father’s affection is demonstrated by working hard and making sure the essential needs of his children are met. In this piece I look at parenting in Asian culture from the perspective of a father-and-son relationship.  When I was growing up, my father was my driver. When he was driving, he hardly spoke. As the saying goes in my culture, “silence is gold, as well as hard work.”  Recently, I visited my parents in Shenzhen, China, where I was born. During this week-long vacation with them, even though I am an adult now, my father still doesn’t let me drive. He drove me anywhere I wanted, just like he used to do.  I took video documentation of the sky on the occasion of each drive. This video is a collage of clips during these trips that reveal practices of guidance and parental affection. The voice-over provides a background narrative of my personal experience as it runs parallel locational context.

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The Sky On Our Way Home

Link: https://vimeo.com/147152966

Video Projection

7’:40”

2015

Traditionally, in many Asian families love is not expressed by words, but by practical actions or strict education. A father’s affection is demonstrated by working hard and making sure the essential needs of his children are met. In this piece I look at parenting in Asian culture from the perspective of a father-and-son relationship.

When I was growing up, my father was my driver. When he was driving, he hardly spoke. As the saying goes in my culture, “silence is gold, as well as hard work.”

Recently, I visited my parents in Shenzhen, China, where I was born. During this week-long vacation with them, even though I am an adult now, my father still doesn’t let me drive. He drove me anywhere I wanted, just like he used to do.

I took video documentation of the sky on the occasion of each drive. This video is a collage of clips during these trips that reveal practices of guidance and parental affection. The voice-over provides a background narrative of my personal experience as it runs parallel locational context.

Still

 

The Sky On Our Way Home

Link: https://vimeo.com/147152966

Video Projection

7’:40”

2015

Traditionally, in many Asian families love is not expressed by words, but by practical actions or strict education. A father’s affection is demonstrated by working hard and making sure the essential needs of his children are met. In this piece I look at parenting in Asian culture from the perspective of a father-and-son relationship.

When I was growing up, my father was my driver. When he was driving, he hardly spoke. As the saying goes in my culture, “silence is gold, as well as hard work.”

Recently, I visited my parents in Shenzhen, China, where I was born. During this week-long vacation with them, even though I am an adult now, my father still doesn’t let me drive. He drove me anywhere I wanted, just like he used to do.

I took video documentation of the sky on the occasion of each drive. This video is a collage of clips during these trips that reveal practices of guidance and parental affection. The voice-over provides a background narrative of my personal experience as it runs parallel locational context.

 Still     The Sky On Our Way Home  Link: https://vimeo.com/147152966  Video Projection  7’:40”  2015  Traditionally, in many Asian families love is not expressed by words, but by practical actions or strict education. A father’s affection is demonstrated by working hard and making sure the essential needs of his children are met. In this piece I look at parenting in Asian culture from the perspective of a father-and-son relationship.  When I was growing up, my father was my driver. When he was driving, he hardly spoke. As the saying goes in my culture, “silence is gold, as well as hard work.”  Recently, I visited my parents in Shenzhen, China, where I was born. During this week-long vacation with them, even though I am an adult now, my father still doesn’t let me drive. He drove me anywhere I wanted, just like he used to do.  I took video documentation of the sky on the occasion of each drive. This video is a collage of clips during these trips that reveal practices of guidance and parental affection. The voice-over provides a background narrative of my personal experience as it runs parallel locational context.