List of artists & filmmakers we have presented at EMC: 
Ari Hyun is a multimedia artist based in Seoul. Her work derives from her practice in memory and movement. She is currently enrolled in the Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Camille (Siyan) Ji, born in 1999, China, is currently studying at the California Institute of the Arts (BFA '21). She mainly works with photography. She explores the poetic side of photography by working with single images in the form of a photo book to achieve photographic narration. 

Choi Joonyong founded Astronoise(the first noise project in Korea) with Hong Chulki in 1996. He is interested in control and failure of playing by improvisation and composition. Recently he is working on performances focusing on inferior sound/playing. He has released six solo albums such as DANTHRAX which is made with malfunction of CD-player. He has been producing and designing albums of a label called ‘Balloon & Needle’ since 2000. He is also a member of a slowcore band 'Through the Sloe' and a doom metal band 'Vomit & Tear’ with members of SklavenTanz. 

국내 최초의 노이즈 프로젝트인 astronoise를 홍철기와 1996년에 결성하였고, 즉흥이나 작곡의 방법으로 얻게 되는 연주의 통제와 실패에 관심을 갖고 있으며, 최근에는 열등한 소리와 연주에 대한 퍼포먼스를 진행하고 있다. 녹음물로는 시디플레이어의 오작동을 이용해 만든 DANTHRAX 등의 솔로 음반 등이 있고, 2000년부터 레이블 Balloon & Needle에서 음반 제작과 디자인을 맡고 있다. 그 외에 슬로우코어 밴드 Through the Sloe와 SklavenTanz 멤버들과 결성한 둠 메탈 밴드인 ‘구토와 눈물(Vomit & Tear)’의 멤버이기도 하다.

Da Hee Kim is a filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles and Northern Minnesota. She was born in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea to an unwed mother, and adopted by a white family in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first short documentary, Big Happiness, is a personal exploration of adoption, identity, and colorblindness growing up in a transracial family. Big Happiness has screened at the Austin Film Festival, Boston Asian Film Festival, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. She is interested in themes around identity, family, absence, ghosts, memory, landscape, decolonization, community practices, mothers, witnessing, spiritual practices, plants, and relationships. Da Hee is currently pursuing her MFA in Film & Video at CalArts in Valencia.

Jin Sangtae performs with non-musical objects collected through his experience, projected into instruments, and then re-organized into space. He uses hard drives and several materials that can be connected as the main instrument, and he also plays laptops, radios, car horns, and electronics. He founded ‘dotolim‘ (a small space for improvised music) and has been organizing the ‘dotolim concert series’ since 2008 as well as the festival ‘dotolimpic‘ in 2012, 2013, and 2017.
venue 'dotolim'

진상태는 자신의 경험으로 알게 된 사물들에 자신의 관심사를 투사하여 발음체로 전환, 그것들을 공간에 재배치하는 음악 연주를 이어오고 있다. 그는 해체된 하드디스크와, 연결될 수 있는 여러 물질들을 조합해 자신의 메인 악기로 연주해 오고 있으며, 랩탑, 라디오, 자동차 경적등을 연주한다. 기획자로서는 2008년부터 즉흥음악 공간 ‘닻올림‘ 을 설립해 현재까지 연주회를 이어오고 있으며 페스티벌 ‘닻올림픽‘을 2012, 2013, 2017년 기획, 진행했다.
공간 '닻올림'

Junyao Li (June) “June — June, July, August, June.” A filmmaker now based in Amoy, China. An internet archaeologist who is addicted to online surfing. A digital hobbyist who likes to collect tattered memories from the past. And an idealist who often feels self-contradictory. Her favorite quote comes from Sparks that is "It was the dark basement that invented Edison.”

kevin corcoran works with percussion, field recording and electronics. 
based in san francisco, california, he improvises, arranges sounds and collaborates across disciplines. 

Kevin Good is a composer and percussionist from Las Vegas, Nevada, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Kevin’s music explores silence, extended durations, and the use of notebooks. He is a member of Quartet Friends, a contemporary chamber ensemble with  Percussionist Katie Eikam and Pianists Richard An and Wells Leng. He is also a member of  DesoDuo, a percussion duo with Katie Eikam dedicated to performing new and experimental works. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance and Musical Composition at  The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT where he studied with David Macbride, Ken Steen,  Robert Carl, and Ben Toth. Kevin also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in “Performer-Composer”  from California Institute of the Arts where he studied primarily with Michael Pisaro-Liu, Jonathan  Hepfer and Laura Steenberge. In November 2019, Kevin performed at the Percussive Arts  Society International Convention with his group DesoDuo presenting a piece written especially for the convention’s new music day “Please Excuse Emily and Her Atoms” by Laura  Steenberge. He has self released three albums of his music: Songs for Two, Where We Once  Were, Wandering Thoughts #3 and has released two albums as a composer on Editions  Wandelweiser: Listen and Slow Silent Singing as well as an album as a performer of Eva-Maria  Houben’s John Muir pieces as part of DesoDuo. He currently teaches percussion at Pierce  College as well as the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra.

Mona Leau. Enthusiastic passionate artist. Asian female with independent unique character. Familiar with what makes a great photo. Employs diverse technical knowledge and artistic ability. Remaining true to a unique artistic vision. Appreciating honesty and aesthetic work.

Moon Wang (Yuezhu Wang) is a filmmaker, animator and also an illustrator. Her artworks mainly focus on Chinese nowadays social issues and how she views herself, and the surroundings under the impact of the one-child policy, fast and uneven economic development in urban and rural areas in China. She is now exploring documentary films as well as documentary animations. Instead of pushing the viewers away from her works, she wishes to break the boundary between the audience and the creator, making them understand each other. After obtaining the Bachelor of Engineering at Tongji University (Shanghai, China), she is now studying at CalArts (California, USA). 
王月竺是一位电影制作人,动画师和插画师。受上世纪中国大陆的独生子女政策, 以及近几年城市乡村之间迅速却又不平均的经济发展影响,她的作品主要关注中 国当代的社会问题,个人和对周围环境的感受。她现在致力于探索纪录片电影和 纪录片动画的创作。与其说使自己的艺术作品和观众之间产生距离,她更希望打 破这种隔阂,让观看者和创作者都能够互相明白对方。 在上海同济大学取得工学学士的学位后,她现在来到了美国加州的加州艺术学院学习。

Qianyi Ma is a writer and visual artist. Her writings play with fiction, poetry and experimental pieces. And she has been working on the combination of images and texts by illustrated stories and videos. So far, the inclination to build imagined liminal space has started to mark her creative experiences. Basically, she concentrates on short friction with the complement of five illustrated writings, Stumble into Neurons, Fall into Hell, Heart, the World Divided and A Red Heel, and other three fiction, Surrogate Friend, Bubbles and A Documentary Wandering at Midnight. Meanwhile, she is honing her skills in the field of filmmaking with the similar style of floating and wandering.​​​​​​​

ReaRflex 後照鏡 “object in the mirror are closer than they appear” run by experimental filmmakers, host screenings occasionally, based in Taiwan.

Teppei Higuchi is a composer, performer, researcher, and interdisciplinary artist who has presented works of music in a variety of art forms. His works have been performed all over the world, such as in Darmstadt Summer Course (Germany) and at the CalArts Wild Best (USA). He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Kunitachi College of Music (Japan) with a research focus on collaboration between language and music. In 2019, he has founded TMT (Théâtre Musical Tokyo) for collective music production for multidisciplinary artists. TMT ran 6 performances of its collective work “Keiko YONEDA (1912-1992): Her Works and Life” at Tokyo Arts and Space. He has been a visiting scholar at the California Institute of the Arts from September 2019 until May 2020. He was nominated to Artist-in-Residency Hallstatt in 2021. The recording of his Ursonate performance will be released on точка in Spring 2022. He is currently based in Stuttgart, Germany.

yan jun, musician and poet. based in beijing.
practicing in performative music, experimental composition, field recording, improvised music, experimental electronic music and relative presentation of exhibition. his works have often been ranged as “non-music”.
he is a member of FEN, Tea Rockers and Impro Committee. and founder of the independent label Sub Jam.
“i wish i was a piece of field recording.”

Yichen Chen, born in Taiwan, grew up in Shanghai, is currently studying in the United States. She is an artist who found interest in video/interactive installation. There was a period of her life that her heart was empty. The world was colorless and she lived on fantasy novels. Years passed, she came back to her senses only to find herself in an awkward situation. The experience shaped her and it is where her art practice begins. Emptiness is not necessarily empty but invites possibilities.  ​​​​​​​

Yifan Xu (b.1998, China) is an artist and filmmaker who primarily works with photographic medium (still and moving images), sound, and installation.  She received a B.A. degree with honors in Art and Film & Media Studies from Lafayette College in 2019. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in Film/Video at CalArts.  Yifan is a recipient of Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pinoneers in Filmmaking and a founding member of Experimentalist Media Collective. She is currently based in the US and China. 

Yitong ‘Christy’ He (b. China, 1997) is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles/Beijing. Graduated from Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, she currently attends the program of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts. Her work focuses on a hybrid of dreams and reality.

Yuqi Huang is currently a BFA4 Photo & Media student at CalArts. His work is mostly documentary photography concerning today’s Chinese society, focusing on social changes and urbanization in major cities around China.

Zhao Yanbin is a filmmaker based in Shanghai and Los Angeles. His works root in thoughts on cultural and political situations as well as on personal experience.

Zengyi Zhao was born in 1999, China. He is currently studying as a BFA at the California Institute of the Arts. His creative medium is photography. The primary focus of his work is the relationship between society and the individual.

Ziyao Susan Xie was born in Tianjin, China in 1994. She moved to Shenzhen, China and has lived there since then. She came to the United States to study at a young age and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a double major in Film and Media Studies and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She is now pursuing an MFA degree in the Film and Video program at the California Institute of the Arts. She considers herself an experimental filmmaker who indulges in exploring the possibilities in visual art.

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