Installations > Ma

Gene Siskel Film Center, Next Generation Show: Asian American Independent Film and New Media Festival. May 2013.

Temp Art Space, Terrifying Noble Splended, New York, Oct 2014

The title word “Ma” as translated into Mandarin Chinese is the modifying particle that is used at the end of a statement to indicate a question is being asked. “Ma” in Japanese can be roughly translated as "gap", "space", "pause" or "the space between two structural parts." It is best described as a consciousness of place, not just in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of vision. “Ma” as a sound is also most commonly made by infants cross-culturally in the very early stage of speech, and is often interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves.