In exciting news, we just put a down payment on a new scanner to digitize home movies! Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported the campaign so far – we’re about $4,000 away from our goal and our campaign ends this Friday! Please keep it going by donating at our secure website CAAMedia.org/SupportMtL today.
As we near the end of our campaign, we’d like to again share artist Ahree Lee’s thoughts on the importance of our Memories to Light archive:
“But on a more personal level, watching digitized home movies from the archive in search of footage for my installation was a tremendously moving experience. Seeing families that looked like mine growing up, doing all the normal things families do… served as a counter to the lack of all these images in the media. It was extremely powerful seeing Asian American families and mixed-race families without stereotypes, without being a token presence, simply as human beings.” – Ahree Lee
On July 23rd, artist Ahree Lee showcased two new video installations at the Asian Art Museum. The videos were presented as part of Your Piece and reimagined Korean wrapping cloths or bojagi. In one of the installations, Lee featured home movie clips from CAAM’s Memories to Light: Asian American Home Moviei nitiative and re-edited them into patterns inspired by bojagi. After the program, Lee shared why the Memories to Light archive was an important resource for her video installation, which examined Asian American family memories.