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WHERE WE LIVE: sally

Welcome to the eighth installment of "Where We Live," a photo essay showing New York artists in their homes. In writing our stories, we realized we wanted to get real. We wanted to give a sense of what it's really like to live these lives. This series features ten different artists across the city and across disciplines. Readers, meet Sally, and make sure to check out her delicious, DIY-y feature film "Timeslow" at the National Sawdust on August 31st!

Name: Sally Tran

Hood: Greenpoint 

Discipline: Film

So, why film?

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In my previous life as a fashion designer, I put on fashion events which were fully immersive - with live music, performers, video art, themes important to me … I put a lot of thought into the storytelling of my fashion, so it was an empty feeling having someone say [they want to buy my pants]. Obviously that’s success after a show, that people want to buy what you design, but I wasn’t satisfied ... So it was a natural progression to move into telling stories through moving image .

So then you made a video for Charlie ASH, a band that had played at one of your shows. Then what happened?

It won an award. We won $10,000 at Handle the Jandal.

And the rest is herstory ...  What's "Timeslow" all about?

The film is about Henry Glint, who finds a way to slow down time through eating this chocolate … The film was inspired by feeling like there wasn’t enough time in the day, and I thought, imagine if we could buy more time at a vending machine. 

You have such a singular aesthetic, colorful and scrappy and so immersive. What inspires you?

Boredom inspires me. I guess the fact that I never want to be bored.