《三重奏A翻译项目》 影像 8分36秒 2020
Trio A Translation Project, Film, 8 minutes 36 seconds, 2020
I respond to the theme “beyond human power” with three dance films, all of which documents encounters and relationships between strangers through a choreographic process. At the heart of my proposal is that what is truly beyond our power is those outside of ourselves. We are inextricably bound up with others and affected by those we consider strangers. As people we live through catastrophes and trauma, and learning to relate to others on the level of the everyday. The films seek to capture this process of learning to relate, as individuals (including myself) reach outward beyond their power.
My works are ontological inquiries in film, video and choreography. The past two years I worked with archive and translation to explore how the quotidian and the extraordinary can be rewritten outside of context. In recent works I started involving other people more actively in my work, from famous choreographers who now only exist in archival footages, to people I encounter on the street of Chicago. My practice wants to be utilitarian, and I strive to make art that can be practiced, and understood by anybody. The labor of art, for me, is the desire to communicate, and the act of reaching out. At this particular time, I work towards the reclamation of intimacy and empathy at a time of great alienation.
俞汲青是一个25岁的艺术家在西安出生，现在芝加哥工作和生活。她从威廉玛丽学院英语文学本科毕业，在芝加哥艺术学院艺术创作硕士毕业。她的作品在芝加哥文化中心，芝加哥当代摄影博物馆，links展厅，还有MANA当代艺术中心展出过。她在威斯康辛州的ACRE projects, 缅因州的monson艺术中心，还有加拿大的当代卡加利博物馆做过驻地艺术家，也在埃默里大学人类学部门做过艺术家讲座。她的电影在纽约的卫星艺术展，Helena Anthrana画廊，以及弗吉尼亚联邦大学展出过。她是2020年加州伯克利的KALA艺术学院新媒体奖的获奖人，也会在2021年去纽约知名的yaddo艺术中心做驻地艺术家。
Cherrie Yu is a 25 year old artist born in Xi’an, China. She currently lives and works from Chicago, IL. She holds a bachelor degree in English Literature at the College of William and Mary, and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown work at Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Links Hall and Mana Contemporary Chicago. She has been an artist in residence at ACRE, Contemporary Calgary Museum, and a visiting artist at Emory University. Her films have been screened at Satellite Art Show, Helena Anrather Gallery, Heaven Gallery and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the awardee of the 2020 Kala Art Institute Media Award Fellowship, and will be an artist in residence at Yaddo Foundation in 2021.