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APHASIA
2014
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Huang Yin-Tzu
2014
Video Installation
2.4x1 m
2014
Video Installation
2.4x1 m
2014
Video Installation
2.4x1 m
2014
Video Installation
2.4x1 m
2014
Video Installation
2.4x1 m
2014
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As a Taiwanese, this piece, consist of video portraits of Taiwanese women from four different historic periods of the last 130 years. I do this in order to bring focus on thecultural identity crisis and the continuous aphasia of people in Taiwan.

This videos portray four Taiwanese women who each speak different language: amixed Hakka and plains aborigine housewife in the 1880s; a student living under Japanese rule in the 1940s; a young widow who lives in the military dependents' village in the 1960s; and a modern independent woman who has moved to Taipeifrom a small town in the 1980s. They all speak but suffer from aphasia, the inability to talk with the language they used for their whole lives, due to the fact that Taiwan has had to constantly adapt to multiple colonizers, always shifting it's cultural identity.

The installation made by four separated vertical screens side by side, with theperformance from four characters. At the end, these videos interact with each other. The artist played all women roles by herself.

APHASIA, consist of four separated vertical screens side by side, with theperformance from four characters. These four videos portrait Taiwanese women fromdifferent historic periods of the last 130 years. At the end of the whole piece, thesevideos interact with each other. Characters all speak but suffer from aphasia, theinability to talk with the language they used for their whole lives, due to the fact thatTaiwan has had to constantly adapt to multiple colonizers, always shifting it's cultural identity. The artist played all women roles by herself and made this project in order to bring focus on the cultural identity crisis and the continuous aphasia of people in Taiwan.

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Video Art
She got her BFA of Radio and Television from National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2009 and her MFA of Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts, New York. Now based in New York. Yintzu’s work tend to focus o ...
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Huang Yin-Tzu, 2012, Video Art