A queer Asian-Canadian

video artist in Berlin

 

selected videos

In Transit

Germany 2013 | English | 6:33

 

 

A poetic meditation on friendship and ageing, using spoken word and found footage.

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Schwanzfilm

Germany 2011 | German | 5:38

 

 

A gay man speaks about his body image and growing older in the age of the internet.

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The Comfort Window

Germany 2010 | French | 6:34

 

 

An intimate portrait of a young man speaking candidly about his desire for

Asian men.

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Asian Boyfriend

Germany 2006 | English | 1:00

 

 

If you’re in the market for a new

lover, why not get your very own

Asian Boyfriend™!

Miss Popularity

Germany 2006 | English & German | 6:20

 

 

A gay man uses archival footage to describe how he juggles the demands of multiple relationships.

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Shan Xia Di: Under the Mountain

Canada/Germany 2004
English & Shanghainese | 39:51

 

 

A Chinese-Canadian grandson mixes travelogue, family history, and personal reflections as he visits the ancestral village for the first time.

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My German Boyfriend

Canada/Germany 2004 | English & German | 18:29

 

 

A gay Chinese-Canadian encounters ethnic stereotypes as he seeks his ideal boyfriend in Berlin. A comedy about mistaken cultural identities, a diary of immigrant isolation, and a love letter to a boyfriend who might have been.

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1000 Cumshots

Canada/Germany 2003 | English | 1:00

 

 

A fast-paced meditation on race and

gay pornography.

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My Heart the Travel Agent

Canada/Germany 2002 | English | 1:30

 

 

A dream about subways and foreign boyfriends, part of My Heart Series III.

Chopstick Bloody Chopstick

co-directed with Shawn Durr

Canada 2001 | English | 14:19

 

 

A string of dead boyfriends and a pair of blood-stained chopsticks. Is the culprit our neurotic narrator or his mysterious new Asian boyfriend?

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Field Guide to Western Wildflowers

Canada 2000 | English | 5:33

 

 

The first Asian kiss: fantasizing about it, talking about it, doing it. A lush, multilayered video featuring sixty-three men in one long kiss.

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Davie Street Blues

Canada 1999 | Cantonese | 12:32

 

 

After his boyfriend leaves, a young man is lost in nostalgia and depression, until a mute streetkid tries to distract him from his melancholy. A moody and romantic homage to the film noir of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai.

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Search Engine

Canada 1999 | English | 4:09

 

 

A gay Asian uses technology to remember boyfriends past, in the search for boyfriends future.

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Angel

Canada 1999 | English | 4:47

 

 

A poetic exploration of one man’s fall from grace, as he becomes disillusioned with gay ideals of desire.

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The Queen’s Cantonese

Canada 1998
English & Cantonese | 10:48 + 9:46 + 12:10

 

 

In three easy lessons, you’ll learn many Cantonese phrases that are useful in a gay bar, a cruising park, and a bathhouse. These three self-contained episodes can be viewed as a single video or as a recurring serial in a program of shorts.

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Surfer Dick

Canada 1996 | English | 0:51

 

 

A dance video with drag queens, surfer music, and Scrabble geeks. A parody of gender roles both queer and straight, in a fast-paced multilayered mix.

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Lotus Sisters

Canada 1996 | English | 4:59

 

 

Two young gay Asians banter about the

West Coast queer Asian experience.

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One Night in Heaven

Canada 1995 | English | 5:56

 

 

Images and words clash as a young Asian man, new in town, encounters the dark side of the big city.

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Peter Fucking Wayne Fucking Peter

Canada 1994 | English | 4:31

 

 

A queer love letter using poetry and sexual imagery to describe the romantic tensions caused by differences in age, race, and HIV status.

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Wayne Yung © 2019

Background Photo © Holger Knote