AD 119 | Andrew Thomas Huang x Saman Kesh x Yoshino
With a background in animation, live action and visual effects, Andrew Thomas Huang’s work bridges the gap between video art and film, expanding beyond into alternative modes of storytelling. His film and video work has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Barbican Centre, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Having developed a strong reputation for his collaborative practice, Huang has worked extensively with Icelandic artist Bjork, among others including FKA Twigs, Thom Yorke and British director Joe Wright. Huang served as creative director for Bjork’s VR exhibition Bjork Digital, creating multiple immersive experiences within the pioneering traveling installation. With his strength in world-building, Huang carries on his visual aesthetic as he continues his foray into narrative feature film. Huang is a Cinereach Fellow, a recent fellow in Film Independent’s Directors Lab, and a recipient of the K Period Media Fellowship grant.
- Kindred spirits
- Psilocybin and the effects it has on the mind and body
- The mentality of "perhaps"
- Rerouting neural pathways of the brain through mantras and affirmations
- Cognitive reframing / restructuring
- Practicing forgiveness for yourself and for those who have wronged you
- Philosophy of electricity in terms of soul
- The book, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Exercise as a means of emotional coping
- Overpopulation and finding solutions for the future of humanity
- Artificial Intelligence
- Other resources mentioned: “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink, Joe Rogan podcast, “Leaving Neverland” documentary on Michael Jackson, author David Goggins, “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, Theodore Gericault's painting “The Raft of the Medusa”