Communist propaganda is radically homoerotic. It often portrays men embracing or kissing. It’s a queer miracle that some of these works made it through censorship. Today, the Communist term “Comrade” has even been co-opted by the queer community in China. This collection is a queer Chinese woman's reimagining of Cold War Era propaganda through an intersectional lens.
“If you don’t like us then don’t accept our invitations and don’t invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.” -Nikita Khrushchev
One Rad Latina
The Oleander in all it's beauty is poisonous to humans, much like the beauty standards placed on Womxn of color.
We Indigenous Native Womxn are beautiful.
Despite the American/European definition and standard of beauty, we live and breathe our own.
Indigenous beauty has no standard.
Your Brown skin, black hair and almond eyes the color of the darkest mahogany are beautiful.
My sister, my cousin, you are beautiful.
We are beautiful.
Sheena 별초롱 Williams
The code was created by us, a current of our innovation. Yet being caught up in the wave of technology doesn't mean it truly reflects our humanity. That which emanates from us does not always see us.
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The owner of this NFT will acquire rights to the entire short-film: Crow's Nest (Kaaka Koode)
Your name will be added at the end of the movie as 'NFT owned by'
Story plot: Journey of a little girl from Kerala, India, who has lost her roots after moving to a big city. She struggled initially to fit in but later became a part of globalization. Now she wonders if she can go back to her culture. This film throws a subtle question to the audience "Have you lost your roots? "
It has traveled to 13+ International Film Festivals across the Globe (including some of the famous ones)
-Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
-Kuandu International Animation Festival
-Paris International Animation Film Festival
-Early Bird International Student Film Festival in Bulgaria
It was nominated in
-IDSFFK, held at my hometown where the film was based on. I went with my grandmother to the premiere and showed her this movie, which was dedicated to her.
Is there something else beneath your smile?
Sometimes, your smile deceives even you.
This smile that keeps being fabricated would strangle you a little by little.
You might be burning up with your inner fire already, even without noticing, while the smile is choking you.
This piece is for everyone who is struggling to be seen as okay all the time and is trapped in the mold by their roles or given identities.
[ALT] Amaurosis : Destitute of Vision
This is Alternative wireframe version of a digital virtual installation piece as an invitation to my upcoming physical solo show, happening at 825 gallery in Los Angeles 2021, and 2022.
The red color is from the Asian belief of redthread destiny, “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet. It may tangle, but will never break." Amaurosis installation is an extension of my previous redthread series, which is building an invisible human network by fabricating red thread in a multi-layered structure.
This new piece, Amaurosis is focused on specifically depicting our current transitional period of global pandemic situation, dark times like our vision of the future are unseen as if we have blinded eyes.
I built multiple transparent layers from a clear vinyl sheet. It represents invisible stages of quarantine periods. The circles in each layer are brail numbers. I painted the hint of red gradation on the edge, that says the transition is coming and unavoidable.
Life is a window of vulnerability
"Life is a window of vulnerability" is about my own experience as a third culture kid. The longing for acceptance and to belong, the need for a sense of attachment for our identities, and the decades of messy process coming to terms with one’s own amorphous + multiple identities.
Acknowledging the fragility and beauty of these identities that live within one physical body, but also loving that, while these personas often get into conflict with each other, they can co-exist and make peace.
“Blank” is a monochrome digital sculpture based on her childhood and a symbol of acceptance towards her introversion and negative emotions.
Growing up with a mixed background and being exposed to different cultures, rediscovering her identity is a constant theme in her artwork.
“Blank” has been exhibited in Art Dubai and featured in Harper’s Bazaar and the Mayfair Times in 2021.
CheeseTalk (Yuqian Sun)
wind forces off women’s clothing
down with a beating sound
crows crowd around
commending dog’s fleeing
Protoplasm is an AI animation collection that aims to keep memories of women’s plights in China. Here, AI is a mediator and a translator that bridges linguistic information and visual sensories.
Collaborated with the poet Shengji and AI, the artist wants to let images speak the hidden words, and translate the verbal description into a metaphoric expression.
Zero gravity world-goddess Cloudy
Zero gravity world의 구름의여신 Cloudy. 클라우디는 비를 내려주어 세상만물의 생명을 관장합니다. 클라우디의 무중력 매게체는 구름과 비. 클라우디의 메세지 입니다. " 촉촉한 나의 세상아, 작은 풀잎 하나 마저 필요한 존재이며 소중한 존재니라. 나여기 두둥실 떠다니며 생명의비를 내릴지니라. 유영하며 지저기며 춤을 추거라"
Cloudy, the cloud goddess of zero gravity world, directs the life of everything in the world by bringing down rain. Cloudy's zero-gravity magazine is cloud and rain. This is Claudie's message. " My moist world, even a small grass leaf is necessary and precious. I'll float here and rain on my life. "You should swim and dance"