Androgyny – PFSH2019
Androgyny – from female point of view
Curated by Yuan Yuan Jin
Featured Artists: Eponine Huang, Yang Yan Yuan, Hu Wei Shan, Li An Qi, Bi Jia Qi, Zoe Yao, Currisa Cheng, Vaivai Von, Yang Mu, Li Xin Yu
Androgyny – from female point of view
Photographer – Yang Yan Yuan
Yanyuan Yang, originally from Jiangxi, is currently based in Shanghai. Having graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, her academic background in painting gives her an edge in color sensitivity and enables her to construct a unique storyline filled with beauty in her photographic works.
Photographer – Eponine Huang
Eponine studied the bel canto in the Affiliated High School of China Conservatory of Music and then went to the New York Film Academy for the bachelor degree in Filmmaking. Under the influences of the classical music and the dancing art, her images contain multiple styles of the contemporary art with a boldness but still being precise, and being romantic but with the restive attitude. Her grasp in colour is strong but accurate. She is good at handling the lights and observing the expressions of girls. We can discover the new-generation photographers’ angle of views from her work. Her work has been published on the home page of the Italian Vogue official website several times. Being as one of the fashionable new-generation leading figures selected by the ELLE China for the 28th-anniversary special issue.
Photographer – Hu Wei Shan
Born and raised in Guangzhou, Hu Weishan is a recent Fashion Photography graduate from London College of Fashion. Before London, she studied Styling and Art Direction for three years in LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her knowledge of fashion, art direction and photography is seamlessly translated into her photography works.
Meanwhile, being a Gen Z, she is fascinated by the post economic reform era, in which the definition of aesthetics was more dynamic than ever. Therefore, her reminiscence and re-interpretation for the post-reformation in the Chinese society have become a vital element in her works.
Photographer – Currisa Cheng
Currisa, born in 1990, she currentlyy resides in Shanghai. She graduated from University of the Arts London, majoring in Styling and Photography.
Her work reflects the aesthetic of daily life. As for fashion photography, she is still looking for the balance between ‘art’and ‘documentary’, hoping to express the cultural information of fashion.
Currisa Cheng现居上海，毕业于伦敦艺术大学时装学院造型与摄影专业，毕业后与嘉人、周末画报、Nylon、OK精彩！YOHO!Girl、T Magazine等杂志合作。个人倾向于生活感和朴实的审美，对于时装的拍摄这件事，目前还在“艺术化”和“纪实化”中寻找平衡，但希望更多地致力于表达出时装的文化性信息。
Photographer – Li An Qi
Anqi Li, born in 1993, is a fashion photographer, based in Shanghai. She excels at mixing fashion aspects with story-telling elements into her work, which highly differentiates them from others’. Her main inspirations derive from movies, literature and paintings.
Photographer – Bi Jia Qi
Jiaqi Bi, born in 1992, she currently living in Shanghai.
Jiaqi Bi is an artist, creative director, photographer and fashion influencer. Born in Shandong, she moved to America in 2013 to earn a BA from University of Michigan. In 2016, she moved to New York and connected with creatives and brands from all over the world.
Jiaqi Bi believes that an image is a window for emotional expression and deep thinking. She expresses the vulnerability and strength of individuals, by often using the colorful raw beauty of youth.
Photographer – Zoe Yao
Zoe Yao, born in 1995, originally from Wuxi, Jiangsu, is now based in Shanghai. She graduated from University of Jiangsu, majoring in Fashion Design. Later, she studied her master’s for photography in London College of Fashion.
Photographer – Vai Vai Von
VaiVon, attended Beijing Film Academy in 2015 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in commercial photography with excellent grades and achievements in 2019. She lives and works in Shanghai and Beijing. Von’s creative arts are based on her personal life experiences and aesthetic prospectives.
Visual Artist – Yang Mu
Mu Yang, born in 1991, she is now live and work in Sichuan.
She graduated from Trinity College, film studies major, Bachelor of Arts. Now, she is studying at California College of the Arts for photography.
Yang’s work mainly includes photography, film and short videos, mixing with influences from various backgrounds, involving family history, natural disaster, and mountain spiritual ambiance of South West, also appropriating and collaging other people’s visual constructive behaviors and existing collective visual experience. She is now still interested in how human anchor individual position within fragile image, protecting one’s own will, and experiencing the passion and failure of illusion.
Mountain Spring, 2019
Haiku is a series of repetitive videos; put in order to split a seemingly meaningless behavior one by one and then to infinitely prolong it within the merging of emotions. It learns from flash-fiction, haiku, 15 seconds of flash videos on the Internet platform, and many other forms. At the same time, it echoes with the concept of ‘cut’ from photography, giving suspended moment for motional photography, so to test the space and character within the limit of ‘cut’ and the undercover absurdity of repetition.
Haiku “Mountain Springs” written by my friend (Translated)
Liu Lili runs to the hillside
Scratches herself for a while
And then she finally, climbs down from the mountain
《俳集》是⼀系列具有循环意味的短⽚，旨在拆分⼀个个看似⽆意义的单⼀⾏为，将它⽆限绵长在情绪的杂糅中。 它借鉴了微型⼩说（ﬂash-ﬁction），⽇本俳句，当今⽹络平台的15秒快闪视频等多种形式，同时呼应摄影的“切⽚”概念，为动态摄影赋予悬质，从⽽来测试 切⽚局限下时空与⼈物在瞬间与重复中暗藏的荒诞。
Visual Artist – Li Xin Yu
Xinyu Li, born in 1994, is based in New York and Guangzhou.
She Graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, major in Fine Art. Currently, she is studying at Rhode Island School of Design for Master’s degree of Digital & Media. Like to record their dreams and their works combined, with a strong personal style and unique interpretation of things.
The film is divided in three parts.
Part One, Realizing one’s own difference.
When faced with gender dysphoria, a black robe is worn, hiding one’s identity. The entity is seen wandering around the city, wishing to release their repressive emotions.
Part Two, Desire to be secluded within nature.
To peel the clothing labelled with gender stereotypes, going as far as even to peel one’s own skin – in order to find the most ‘real’ appearance in the forest.
Part Three, The end of despair.
Even though the heart follows the androgynous rhythm, the repression from current reality never brings about the desired ending. As if being strangled by a serpent, will one reach wonderland after being suffocated?
The answer is still unanswered.
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