AM – Self Preservation

Wow, what a mish mash of influences. Vintage footage overlaid with modern silhouette treatment and retro colors make this video a confusing mixture between the old and the new. But that’s what makes it so interesting and unique, too. Hi-fi and lo-fi hi-five and shake hands in this video for “Self Preservation.”

April 11 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre
April 12 – Victoria, B.C. @ Alix Goolden Hall
April 14 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile Café
April 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Caetano Veloso **
April 17 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Palace of Fine Arts
April 21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Park West
April 23 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
April 24 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
April 25 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall

** Without Charlotte Gainsbourg

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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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