Brandon McLean — Putting Names To Imaginary Faces.

Acknowledgements in books always tease readers with their vagueness, their references so useless and anonymous that one frequently skips over them — despite the obvious importance they hold to the book’s authors — without so much as a second glance. Hence why it’s so interesting that Brandon McLean chose to think critically about these names in his new series, Acknowledgements. What happens when you match an unknown name to an unknown face? And more interestingly, how would different people differ in how they match up names and faces? One could practically write a thesis on this topic.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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