Love Intersections

Love Intersections is a media arts collective made up of queer artists of colour dedicated to using collaborative art making and relational storytelling to address systemic racism in our communities. We produce intersectional and intergenerational stories from underrepresented communities of colour – centering the invisible, the spiritual, the metaphysical and the imaginary. We believe in deep and meaningful relationships, that intersectionality is a verb and a call to action, that we must cultivate social trust through collective care and community responsibility. Our desire is to provoke (he)artful social change through a lens of love.

Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny 2.0 Premieres July 20th!

Join Love Intersections for an intergenerational film screening of Richard Fung’s Re:Orientations (2016) x Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny (2019), and a special premiere of 2 bonus chapters – Yellow Peril: Queer Futures (2022). Featuring filmmakers and Maiden China reflecting on the original film and its mutations in the context of COVID-19 related anti-Asian violence, the screening will be followed by a panel on intergenerational queer East Asian solidarity and community building.

Yellow Peril: Reimagining Queer Asian Futures
July 20, 2022
6:30pm – 8:30pm
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 W Hastings St
Tickets are Free with RSVP

Post-screening panelists: Helen Leung, David Ng, Jen Sungshine and Kendell Yan (Maiden China).

Helen Hok-Sze LEUNG is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and co-director of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research at Simon Fraser University. She has published widely on Asian cinemas and queer cultural productions and is the author of two books. She also co-edits the HKUP Queer Asia book series and hosts the podcast Transpacific Stories. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project on Transpacific Film Cities.

Kendell Yan/ Maiden China is an intersectional feminist drag performer who disrupts identity expectations and liberates audiences by inducing vulnerability. Maiden China’s drag explores the concept of the “hyphen”, liminal states of embodied being, and incorporates elements of classical Chinese opera, queer theory, resistance politics, and intimate contact performance art. They are the winner of the Mx Cobalt All Star competition, and Vancouver’s Entertainer of the year 2018. They are a member of the upper house of the Dogwood Monarchist Society’s 48th reign as Imperial Crown Prince, and they perform regularly as a member of the House of Rice, an all Asian drag family in Vancouver, BC. as well as one of the Darlings, a non-binary drag collective.

We thank Vancouver Pride Society for sponsoring this event, with additional support from SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Canada Council for the Arts, and BC Arts Council.

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Hot Pot Talks

“Hot Pot Talks” is a virtual talk show series hosted by David Ng and Jen Sungshine, founding members of the Vancouver Artist Labour Union Co-Operative (VALU CO-OP), which is an artist-run worker co-operative whose goal is to provide flexible, living wage income to artists. VALU CO-OP’s studio is in Chinatown, and the organization has a mandate to do collaborative projects that are accountable to the Chinatown community. “Hot Pot Talks” invites artists, activists, and other cultural workers to share stories and strategies for doing intersectional, anti-racist social justice work through the labour movement, through the co-op model, and through art and culture.

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