Artwork, audio, video provided by contributors to War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Editor: Chris Naka
Producers: Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis
Featuring excerpts of artist and author interviews with: Albert Chong, Wei Ming Dariotis, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Jane Jin Kaisen, Laura Kina, Richard Lou, Chris Naka, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, and Adrienne Pao.

If you didn’t get a chance to come to Mequitta Ahuja’s visiting artist lecture for “War Baby/Love Child” at the DePaul Art Museum on May 15, 2013, you can catch it on CAN TV. Tune in to cable channel CAN TV21 (or CAN TV19) in Chicago.

“War Baby/Love Child”: Mequitta Ahuja Artist Talk

Sunday, May 26th, 9:00 AM, Channel 21
Sunday, May 26th, 5:00 PM, Channel 19
Monday, May 27th, 8:00 AM, Channel 21
Monday, May 27th, 12:00 PM, Channel 19
Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30 AM, Channel 19
Tuesday, May 28th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21
Saturday, June 1st, 10:30 PM, Channel 21

Also, on CAN TV, catch a short:

Exhibition Tour “War Baby/Love Child”

Sunday, May 26th, 10:30 AM, Channel 21
Monday, May 27th, 9:30 AM, Channel 19
Tuesday, May 28th, 11:00 AM, Channel 19
Tuesday, May 28th, 1:30 PM, Channel 21
Monday, June 3rd, 11:00 AM, Channel 19

DePaul University Office of Public Relations and Communication
May 16, 2013

Jane Jin Kaisen (b. 1980)
The Woman, the Orphan, and the Tiger, 2010
Single-channel video, DVCPRO 720p
75 min
By Jane Jin Kaisen in collaboration with Guston Sondin-Kung. Main contributors to the film: Grace M. Cho, Jane Jeong Trenka, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Maja Lee Langvad, Soni Kum, Tammy Chu, Nathalie-Mihee Lemoine, Nu Young Nim, Pak Chun Sung, Myung Ki Suk, Rachel, Isabel.
Courtesy of the artist

The film exposes how military and patriarchal violence against women and children became central in international geopolitical negotiations. It creates a strategic genealogy between three generations of women: the former comfort women who were subjected to sexual slavery by the Japanese military, women who have been sex workers around U.S. military bases in South Korea, and South Korean international adoptees.

Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist born in South Korea and adopted to Denmark in 1980. She has an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the University of California Los Angeles and is a Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program alumni. Working in a project-based manner within the mediums of film, performance, and writing, she creates multi-layered narratives that seek to renegotiate representations of memory, history, and transnational subjectivity. Kaisen has exhibited her works and screened her films in various contexts in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Beyond her individual artistic practice, she is part of the artist collective itinerant_sends_for_itinerant with Guston Sondin-Kung.