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.

To Be Real

“To Be Real” zine is a collaboration between Tori Hong and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay. It is inspired by stories of Frogtown, Vietnam, immigration, war, family, generosity, and joy that Mr. Winston Tuan Nguyen shared with us over McDonald’s and phở.

Hong and Vongsay co-created the concepts for the zine. Hong illustrated and designed the zine. Vongsay wrote the poem.

This zine was a part of a performance — also titled “To Be Real” — that Vongsay and Hong wrote and performed together on 9/1/18 as a part of the 2018 Our Space Is Spoken For Fellowship. The zine was put inside lucky red envelopes with $2 bills and passed out to vendors and customers at the Sun Foods Farmers’ Market in Saint Paul. The performance also incorporated movement and invitation to take off ones’ shoes and come home.

Creating Abundance

 

“Creating Abundance” follows my journey of healing, using my sketches from the Twin Cities POCI Figure Drawing sessions as a guide. I hope it offers light to folks on their own journeys.

This zine is 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded, 31 pages long, black & white with one full color spread. it features sketches and reflections from the artist – aka love letters to witness and hold. Available for purchase. $7.00 + shipping & handling. Email me to order.

“Creating Abundance” was also be exhibited at Electric Machete Studios Dec 2017 – Feb 2018 as part of the Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples Figure Drawing and Painting Group’s Exhibit.

© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.

12/2/17

We Are The River

 

I was one of the lead artists for the 2017 Power of Vision youth mural program, done in partnership with Hope Community and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Co-leads Olivia Levins Holden, Alizarin Menninga-Fong and I worked with a group of 14 youth, most of whom were from the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Whittier & Phillips.

The lead artist team facilitated the following activities with the youth muralists: team building, developing skills, identifying issues that impact their communities, collaborating on a design, and painting the mural. We have named the mural, We Are The River.

We Are The River is located in Minneapolis on the intersection of Franklin and Clinton Aves.

We Are The River mural - full

June 2017 – October 2017

Dis/connected

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.

10/8/17

© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.