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Garden Studio - Su Yang and Xianon Zhang - China - film makers

Residency Concept: During the residency, Su Yang will collaborate with my partner Xiaoan Zhang (filmmaker) to co-create a short film called “Shut Up” from a feminist perspective. The work will record my performance to present and to fight against the traditional and current Chinese patriarchal ideas of “female beauty” that have begun changed woman’s body, for example Asian obsession of white skin, which has been a symbolization of purity, a virgin in the tradition of China, my home country. This work is to question the idea of the “ideal female beauty” and interrupt the heterosexual male desire and demands for an ideal representation of woman.