■ 身体进化幻想 (Doll+: Body Transmigration In Its Ideal Fantasy)
(Doll+: Body Transmigration In Its Ideal Fantasy)
Jan, 2022 / Canada
Plastic dolls dance in the sky to a pop song. In a posthuman world, the perfect body is made of orange-yellow plastic in a factory in China. This figure without gender exists in a virtual space where illness, death and aesthetics are only absurd concepts. In 3-D animations, the film ponders on capitalism, virtuality and the human body.
Ran Zhou’s practice is informed by her cultural migration throughout Canada, the United States, and China. She currently resides in London, UK. Experimenting with 3D animation, multimedia installation and sculptures, Zhou investigates how the pharmaceutical industry, the pornography industry, and late capitalism integrate into the cycles of reproductive and social control through the regulation of bodies. Zhou considers her explorations in poetic absurdity and black humour as an antecedent to a deeper examination of the contemporary cohabitation with technology. Through exploring issues of immigration, gender, education, history and memories, Zhou further explores the notion of cultural identity, resilience and hybridity. Zhou holds a BFA in Visual Arts (Hons) and Art History (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA, and is currently completing an MA in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art, London UK. She has had solo/dual exhibitions in Vancouver, New York, and Paris.
animation Tin Liu