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Yuling Chen, Out of Body (Performance), 2017

Artist Project 2019

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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Yuling Chen as the 2019 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.

Yuling receives a $2,000 grant from the CEAD toward the production of project Video:Game for the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Video:Game

Gestures and movements are the foundation of my practice. I often devise a repetitive gesture or a movement plan in my performance to reveal the minutiae of reality and uncertainties of our identities. Migration between borders (for instance, the one between China and Canada) upsets your sense of security: you no longer know where you firmly belong. As you land at an airport or go through customs at the border, you notice you are being watched. You are conscious of the eyes that surveil your body, your nationality, your belongings. “Am I all right for them?” you ask yourself, raising your head among the crowd, controlling the muscles on your face to look unthreatening, normal, controlled. This project involves performing technologies, breaking down the elements of a video game into watching and being watched. You volunteer your body to be watched while simultaneously playing with the rules of surveillance technology.


PARTNER

The Artist Project 2019 Contemporary Art Fair
www.theartistproject.com
February 21 - 24, 2019

Better Living Centre
Exhibition Place, Toronto

RECIPIENT 

Yuling Chen (INTM, 2019) 
yulingyuling.com

Chinese artist Yuling Chen is currently completing her undergraduate thesis at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Chen is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on technology, architecture and live performance. She creates work at the intersection of installation and performance, in which the constructs of spatial and technological elements become integral to her performance. She appropriates narratives and games from her early childhood into her performances. The movements within the performances are often constrained and directed; they relate to surveillance, self-perception and migration.

© Yuling Chen

© Yuling Chen

© Yuling Chen

© Yuling Chen

The Artist Project features original works from over 250 carefully juried, contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic & creative backgrounds will converge & connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars.

Contact

Tak Pham
Special Project Coordinator, Career Launchers
E:tpham@ocadu.ca
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 361

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