The Principles of Geometry by Hannah Yukon
Chewy Hannah Yukon is a hybrid prose-playwright filmmaker from Singapore. Her work investigates the inherent failure of articulation, both as a linguistic mechanism as well as a by-product of transmission. She explores, through black-out editing, the mind-thought-feeling triangulation of death and desire. She was born in New Zealand. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Principles of Geometry is an essay-film that explores how re-creating personal history can be a form of resistance to hyper-nationalism. By exploring one's relationship to one's family and country, history re-wires itself and a new narratives are created. Seated in the politics of Singapore and the filmmaker's personal relationship with the country as (M)mother-land, she mirrors the multifaceted dysfunction that exists in both relationship to country and with the idea of a mother/ing while leaving space for the unknown to unfold. Distorting home-footage taken throughout ages 13-19, personal history is reinstated and another option to live is born."