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LIFE WOULD BE TRAGIC IF IT WEREN'T FUNNY

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JOLENE MOK

2015

ICELAND

3 MIN 35S

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“As if I were your cat”, a testament to the film’s exploration and experimentation with movement, its reflexivity, and place in the natural world.

Cast and Credits

Director

Special thanks to

Jolene Mok

Annie Ling

Sigurdur Svavarsson

Director's Statement

As an itinerant experimental filmmaker with a video art background, rather than aiming to only present particular subject matter or just visualize geographical set up, I work towards locating and uniting the common voice between my vision and the subject matters that attract my attention.


To me, only by immersing myself in estranging environments can I become more sensitive in unfolding my everyday life experience and encounters. That said, I often set myself up in unconventional situations; a way to remind myself to be sensitive to my surroundings.

Director's Biography

Jolene Mok was born and raised in British Hong Kong. An experimental artist, she uses video art and experimental film as her major creative platforms. Mok earned her M.F.A. in Experimental & Documentary Arts at Duke University in 2013. She has been exposed to an interdisciplinary learning and working environment since her undergraduate education in the School of Creative Media through her major in the Critical Inter-Media Laboratory (2003-2007).

 

Mok takes both practical and theoretical components as interconnected aspects in her creative process. Since 2006, Mok’s works have been shown worldwide and has been on itinerant taking part in artist residency programs, and she has a particular interest in undertaking artist residency programs in remote locations.

Elaine Forsgate Marden

Fernando &  Kit Zobel de Ayala