“My MaMa’s Back” — 29 Oak Street Projections

Join us today, September 24, for “Lantern Stories” a lighting exhibition (which features my photo of my 13 year old self and my Hudson Street house) by Yu Wen Wu is launching at Chinatown Gate, 6–7:30 p.m., and at 8–9 p.m., to enjoy program of text, still, and moving image artwork by local artists projected … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” — 29 Oak Street Projections

“My MaMa’s Back” Voice Over Archival Photo Video: Local Artist Films Program

Top billing in the Local Artist Films Program organized by the Chinatown Community Land Trust 9/17/2020 part of the 29 Oak Street Wall Projections series. My MaMa’s Back,” an excerpt from a longer story called, “Duck,” is a tribute to the Chinese immigrant women garment workers of my Boston Chinatown childhood. The text and the … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” Voice Over Archival Photo Video: Local Artist Films Program

Arc

Arc February 8, 2019 by Cynthia Yee Previously published in Boston Art Review. Issue 03 I began life on the streets of Boston’s Chinatown, mazes useful for evading enforcers of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.  The Act barred Chinese from immigrating, becoming citizens, and intermarrying.  Repealed in 1943, its effects linger.  I am the … Continue reading Arc