AT HOME| SHEN XIN’S SOLO EXHIBITION
2016.9.25 — 2016.10.24
Foregrounded by moving image work, my practice concerns the social position of the artist, and engages recently with re-instrumentalising technique, judgment, power and ethic. I have taken interests in subjects such as the othering of ethnic minorities in aesthetics and economy, the functionality of cinematic space concerning empathy, and the productivity of didacticism in new technology. My works tend to be reflexive of global mobility, and engage with the practice of individuals from various backgrounds in the time of crisis, whether it is political or spiritual crisis. I am interested in active inclusiveness, hyperawareness and other expressions of rendering subjects relevant, unrepresentable and indigestible. It is a challenge to separate the desire to dismantle the unjust systems of domination from any field of practice including contemporary art, from the desire to construct more diverse hierarchies of domination. It is important for me that my practice and works could be presented as tools, and are made due to necessity and need of interconnectivity, and could potentially become systems that host and sustain vulnerabilities of communication and identification.