I Heart Gardena, 2012, Single-channel video, 09:16

This video is a documentary of my love-hate relationship with my hometown of Gardena, California. I attempt to prove or disprove whether I love, hate, or simply have a mild nostalgic fondness for Gardena through personal reflection and interviews with local residents. The video is sprinkled throughout with the “I Heart Gardena” angel and the “I do not like Gardena so much” devil representing the two sides of my private conflict.