Unconscious kung fu
CURATED BY Cai Liyuan
Miss Screenaholic is one of the many identities of this conceptual artist. “Unconscious Kung Fu“ uses the image to play conceptual games and react to (or fight back against) reality. This exhibition reflects the politics of the image and the consideration or instinctive political use of the image, even though these fights may occur subtly beneath the surface of Miss Screenaholic’s strange humor, her unawareness, pettiness, cuteness, silliness, improvisation, and her lightness. Her work is comprised of the one who tries to find “the photo”, the one who tears the image book apart, the naive artist as well as clumsy magician, the banana deliverer, the poet or the gambler, the young men, and small animals. The seven pieces presented in this exhibition are actually the images themselves, or supported by images to realize concepts within their specific contexts. Here, the image is no longer a documentation or a visual complement to a performance. Instead, it is a methodological core of what allows their actions (or concepts) to be realized.