Screening Program and Juror Announcement: ExFEST 2020

ExFest 2020 is less than a week away! This year ExFest is in two parts, a digital exhibition hosted on NewArt.City and a livestream of video works by student artists. This year our juror panel consists of a faculty member Edwardo Kac, Grad student Mai Parinda Waniteat, and Undergrad student Ye-Bhit Hong. Information on how to access the digital exhibition and tune in to the screening will be posted shortly, but in the meantime listed below is our screening program line-up!
Transparent Delusion
Haomin Peng
The locations in different dreams seem to be in the same world, like an alternative earth. Took place somewhere near a river, a dream that I didn’t remember having for years came back to me after I woke up from a dream about a tranquil neighborhood. The reason for this is that, I suppose, these two locations are close to each other in the world of dreams.
Mental Projection
Kyle Dong
Recollecting memories of the past through projection.


below the mountain
Kay Liu
A trip into the mountains takes a turn for the worst. Two friends discover something terrifying.


Carly Soraghan
A short about man with a briefcase who is unable to escape what he truly is.


Noise Field
Ashley Liu
All happened in the noise field
Would You Rather?
Brandon Paterno
An unnamed man reflects on his past with the help of a guide.
Erin Armstrong
This piece was originally performed at Nieuwe Kerk, Amersfoort, NL for an exhibition of art in Dutch churches. During this performance, I played an original experimental composition on the church organ accompanied by a pre-recorded ambient sound piece. While this auditory art filled the space of the church, a hand-drawn animation I have made was projected in loop on the walls beside the altar. These three elements contributed to the idea of solitude transcending to a state of fulfillment, rather than reduction. The sound of the organ echoed through the church, and, combined with the other sound piece and the visual element of animation, created an entire atmosphere from one individual.
Memory Catalog
Kishino Takagishi
Using a desktop brain: how to recall anything and everything that has ever happened to you.
Perhaps by Depravity He Actually Meant Tenderness
Seung-eon Yi
Seoul Metro’s circle line number 2. Subway train doors are the curtains on the stage. A lot of passengers get on and off and monologue of three characters begin on the stage.
More Than Once
Nike Chen
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Jiaqi Yuan
A little experiment on my thoughts of simplification.
A Story on the Toilet
Seung-eon Yi
Office workers sitting on the toilet complain about their stressful lives at work. Their complaints are drawn on tissues and flushed out through the toilet.
I Love Dick
Scawah Miller
Dear Dick, I thought it only fitting to write my proposal in this way, addressed to you, my muse. Since you are Dick and I am Dick and we’ve already established a normalized method of communicating, I recognize that you need to understand what I am aiming to do. My piece I Love Dick, based on the novel by Chris Kraus of the same name, is about flipping the tables. Not only refusing the male gaze, but queering it… feeling empowered by it, and reciprocating it. A collection of written and video illustrated letters, this body of work is my message to the world at large, I love you. It is about a community engagement, the act of giving yourself to all others, rather than to another individual. I Love Dick is a collective effort. This work expands on the idea of desire by prescribing one person’s desire to everyone. Whether they are reading the letters or not Dick is about them. Pushing the boundaries of intimacy the viewer becomes the desire object of the artist. The artist reciprocates the viewer’s gaze. “What I would really like for us to work out together is how I can belong to everyone at once.”
Picnic in Red
Erin Armstrong & Shama Kipfer-Tessler
A visual exploration of human physicality and interaction with space.