To Be Real – performance flyer

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I created this flyer for the collaborative performance piece “To Be Real,” created and performed by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and myself. The flyers included a Facebook event banner, a square image for digital sharing, and a printed copy.

“To Be Real” is a performance written by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and Tori Hong. Together, Hong and Vongsay performed “To Be Real” on 9/1/18 as a part of the 2018 Our Space Is Spoken For Fellowship. The accompanying zine was put inside lucky red envelopes with $2 bills and given to vendors and customers at the Sun Foods Farmers’ Market in Saint Paul. The performance culminated in a 2-minute movement piece inspired by Frogtown resident Winston Tuan Nguyen and invitation to take off ones’ shoes and come home.


Inktober 2017 - Day 8 - websiteThere are times I feel disconnected from myself and from others due to my sometimes conflicting identities and the trauma-laden ruptures in my life.

This self-portrait is a part of the collection, “Arriving In Between,” which was showcased in the group exhibit Aloud. April-June 2018.


© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.

Grace Lee Boggs


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A portrait of Grace Lee Boggs.

The quote reads, “To make a revolution, people must not only struggle against existing institutions. They must make a philosophical and spiritual leap and become more ‘human’ human beings. In order to change/transform the world, they must change/transform themselves.”

It was a part of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)’s “General Strike” exhibit, which took place May-Oct 2017.


© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.

Release MN 8

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I created this image for the Release Minnesota 8 campaign. In August 2016, 8 Cambodian Americans were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a nation-wide raid. Most of these men came to the US as children and have never stepped foot in Cambodia. 5 of the men have been deported. 3 of the detained have been released. The struggle continues.


© 2017 Tori Hong. Some rights reserved.