AMWA Film Series 01 presents films centered around pan-asian futurity that imagines our post-colonial bodies as complete subjects — dynamic and infinite are presented.
Included in the program is Ultimate Match by Kim Ye:
Ultimate Match (video component)
60-second commercial spot
In collaboration with Jeff Jenkins
What kind of politics do our desires betray? Do they flatten societal hierarchies or rather reify them, accepting them pillars as in our intimate architectures? Using the TV commercial as a format, Ultimate Match reads as an advertisement for a dating service whose goal is to help Asian women to find their “ultimate match”–in this case, white men who bring the benefits bestowed upon their demographic with them. Playing off the idea that most people have a “type”, Ultimate Match proposes an acceptance of mutual fetishization between individuals from different backgrounds, especially when their partnership has the potential increase the couple’s social, economic, and cultural standing within society. Funded by the fictitious Lighten Up Foundation, whose goal is to “spread diversity through whiteness”, Ultimate Match is simultaneous a practical proposal and an interrogation of the principals behind it.
June 16, 2017 | 8-10pm
Los Angeles Contemporary Archives
709 N. Hill Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012
July 20, 2017 | 8-10pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado st.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
asian mamas working in the arts (amwa) is a collective of asian ‘mamas’ who work in the arts in los angeles and meet regularly over dinner as a form of self care. we support the representation and mobilization of women-identifying and gender nonconforming pan-asians living in diaspora through programming, exhibitions, and political actions.