UK. 2017. Visual Performance.
Living in a highly digital era, every flesh has become a two-dimensional image. I used my face, yogurt and passport photos of my own to question about to what degree must we look like ourselves? Being formatted and digitized, our features has been flattened in order to fit in our authenticated identity and nationality. In this sense, the actual features have to imitate the state-sanctioned documentation, and ‘I’ must pass for myself.
Bio: Whiskey Chow
Whiskey Chow is a London-based artist and Chinese drag king. Coming from an activist background in China, Whiskey has been engaging with political issues in her practice, Whiskey also explores female masculinity, stereotypes and cultural projections of Chinese/Asian identity. Studied at Royal College of Art (UK), Whiskey interdisciplinarily making performance, moving image and experimental sound piece.
Prior moved to the UK, Whiskey has worked closely with local queer communities in Guangzhou and contributed as actor, co-playwright and sound designer in the production of ‘For Vaginas’ Sake’(2013) (將陰道獨白到底, the original Chinese version of The Vagina Monologues).
Whiskey’s recent performances include: Purely Beautiful New Era (featuring Haocheng Wu), Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Workshop – Receiving, Reenacting, Rescripting” (in collaboration with Erika Tan, Jess Heritage, and Michael Taiwo), Live Art Development Agency, London; Great Conversation, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala; Whiskey the Conqueror, Toynbee Studios (Artsadmin), London(2017); Long Live American, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin;Look Like Myself Enough?, Liverpool Biennial Fringe, Liverpool (2016).