about the artists
Ei Arakawa is a Japan-born American performance artist based in Los Angeles, teaching at ArtCenter College of Design. Arakawa’s performances are often created through fervent collaborations with artists (and at times their artworks) and audience members themselves.
Patty Chang is an artist, educator, and parent who resolves to spend more time in close attention and teaches at USC Roski School of Art and Design.
Pearl C Hsiung
Pearl C Hsiung is a Taiwan-born American artist based in Los Angeles teaching at Pomona College. Hsiung’s painting, video, and installations summon landscapes to question human-nature dualisms and explore the speculative space of our physical, energetic, and temporal entanglement.
Amanda Ross-Ho is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. Motivated by an archival compulsion, she develops intimacy with artifacts that populate commonplace encounters, elevating them into monuments and speculative ecologies that diagram the complex collateral of time. She is a professor of Sculpture at the University of California, Irvine.
Anna Sew Hoy
Anna Sew Hoy is a New Zealand-born American artist based in Los Angeles who utilizes sculpture, ceramics, public art, and performance in order to examine the world and our relations in it. She is a professor of Art at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
Shirley Tse is a Hong Kong-born artist based in California. Working in the media of sculpture, installation, photography, and text, she at once deconstructs the world of synthetic objects and constructs models in which differences might come together. She teaches at CalArts.
Amy Yao was in the ’90s punk band Emily’s Sassy Lime and is a contemporary visual artist based in Topanga, California, working in many different mediums informed by ideas of waste, consumption, and identity. Yao is teaching at Princeton University.
cast & creative team
Performed by Ei Arakawa, Patty Chang, Pearl C Hsiung, Amanda Ross-Ho, Anna Sew Hoy, Shirley Tse, Amy Yao
1. “Oh, do you go to school here?” “No, I’m your kid’s fucking professor.” What to do?
A) “You are Asian.”
B) “You are in kindergarten.”
C) “Where is Campus Security?”
2. Do you have to go through a force field into another dimension to teach?
A) Everything Everywhere All at Once.
B) I’m not a service provider!
C) Depends on how much you pay me.
3. I was always thinking about this kind of teacher-student divide, and how to break down the divide without being creepy. What to do?
A) It’s Halloween.
B) Text me!
C) Build the wall.
D) Hire more adjuncts.
4. Precarity of visiting artists and adjuncts. What to do?
A) No IDEA DEI EDJI.
B) Adult learner of ice skating.
C) “Social benefit is way greater than monetary cost.”