based in Brooklyn, New York, homeland of the Lenape.
I’m a polyphagous artist; I practice within and across multiple disciplines including visual art, dance, music and bilingual writing (with a poetic life of its own or to narrate my other creative works). Image making is my strength and investigating the powers of non-verbal communication is where my passion lands. Why talk if we can sing instead?
My english speaking friends call me Joss;)
梦里的箴言 Proverbs from the Dreams
A collection of poems written in mandarin from
Censorship is the space where poetry is safe, critical statements are not; metaphors are safe, distinct references are not; private sentiments are safe, public actions are not; ambiguity is safe, clarity is not. This is the legislative space I, my family, and my language, was given to. It’s the frame I constantly oscillate within: volunteerily or unvolunteerily, lean in, run away from, meditate in, rebel against and strategize upon: a necessity for survival as an artist, a daughter, and, simply, a human who craves for dignity.