Prepare for the Ridiculousness of Kim Jong ILL!!!

Urban Medium likes to delve head-first into the playful manipulation of well-known yet controversial figures. Throw all the clear-cut positive role models out the window, and bring in the unruly.

You can join the revolution by purchasing one of their initially confusing prints.

Anger strangers who come to your house and see a print of Charles Manson… and then throw them off guard when they look closer and realize Mr. Manson actually has a Hello Kitty stamped onto his forehead!

Or maybe you can surprise your Communist neighbor an image of the beloved North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il… who has really been transformed into Kim Jong ILL!! He’s all flossed up, and he’s no longer supporting early morning calisthenics routines; he’s supporting Wu-Tang Clan, Nike, and James Bond. Bling, bling. Blang, blang.

The limited edition three image screened set is limited to 100 copies, printed on 18″ x 25″ 80# stock (thick paper, for those unacquainted with printing techniques). They are signed and numbered with UrbanMedium pins and stickers, and at $200 for all three, they’re actually kind of affordable.

www.urbanmedium.com

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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