Huang Anlan (Yasmine Huang)
Genesis is narrated by two characters, human idol Yasmine and virtual idol Yasmine. Multiple storylines and audio-visual discourses, alluding to Italo Calvino’s narrative methods, converge on the physicality-virtuality dichotomy. How do we justify innocence and fragility in the social media milieu? Is it even possible to pursue unmediated and non-capitalized love? What could the two characters talk about?
Born in Guangzhou, Yasmine Huang now works and lives as a digital nomad. She received her BA in Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong) and MA in Literary and Cultural Studies (HKU), currently pursuing an MFA degree in Photography at Parsons School of Design (New York). Her works draw inspiration from poetry, philosophy, pop culture, and under articulated life experiences. Her play with photography and found materials challenges the physical-virtual, factual-fictional dichotomies and to reveal contradictions in mainstream narratives. Recent projects were featured at Ars Electronica (Austria, 2020); SpeakAIR Online Residency (SpeakART, Canada, 2020); Paradise (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China, 2019); Money Exchange (Floating Projects, Hong Kong, 2019), and Monthly Photography (Korea, 2019).