A community response to the White House officials’ refusal to acknowledge “My Asian Americana” as the official contest winners despite the video winning the highest public vote. The event, a staged dinner and award ceremony, was a platform for exiles and their supporters to speak freely about the issue.
Studio Revolt conceived a project based on our interest to broaden public participation in artmaking and artviewing. The bustling vibrant open-air market of Psar Kandal in Phnom Penh serves as a perfect intersection for encounters between people of the “art world” and those existing in “everyday” culture.
There are many challenges to living in a developing city, let alone raising a family and making art in a city like Phnom Penh. During our year in Cambodia, Studio Revolt will be writing, shooting, and producing a full-length feature film.
Awarded a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, Anida Yoeu Ali is currently conducting a series of interviews and conversations with a range of people in Cambodia. Her conversations with people involve their ideas about creation, birth, and dreams. The research will inspire a new body of artistic work.
Created from a sense of play, The Buddhist Bug Project is a displaced creature destined to travel and wander amid the spaces in-between. The first incarnation of this project is set in the deep woods of Chicago, removed from any sense of city life. The second incarnation finds the “Bug” inside a gallery space ignored by adults but acknowledged by children.
This is a series of three spoken word videos based on the original writings of Muslim American artist Anida Yoeu Ali. The videos will be powerful works of visual art that use narrative based poetry as the primary text.
The video documentation here is a 3.5 minute excerpt of an hour long durational performance at the Betty Rymer Gallery in Chicago, December 2010.
Currently The 1700% Project includes a poem, dance, video, audio recording, performances, community dialogue and installation. The project challenges monolithic stereotypes of a “Muslim” identity while acknowledging the significance of historical persecution.
In this interdisciplinary piece Anida Yoeu Ali performs poetry with movement inspired by Butoh set against a video and sound backdrop of her memories in Cambodia.