Born and raised in Beijing, China, Jonas Sun is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who explores mundane activities whereby he reveals nuances of personality, especially of those who share multiple shifting and overlapping identities. His works incorporate video, performance, foley design, soundscape composition, bodily installations, and more. He strives to provoke conversations around neglected experiences by inviting the audience to participate in his subjective and sensory exploration of personal topics such as selfhood, memory, leisure, safety, etc., while prompting awareness of the social influences that shape those values. At the end of the day, Jonas believes that living is an art form and everyone an artist, whose voice deserves to be respected and listened to, starting with themselves.
Better if U Go Out and Walk - 2020
"Take a walk at night. Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears." -- Pauline Oliveros, "Sonic Meditations"
My brain is bonded with my legs.
My ears change focus more frequently than my eyes.
Every walk I feel like a doggo nosing out an ever-changing world.
A walking bass line let my mind compose.
No need to finish this one walk. Go out and compose your own.
(Location: near Montrose Beach, Chicago, IL)