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Can we represent nostalgia using new media? This is not as simple as the visual cheapening in pixel art or recreating Van Gogh’s bedroom in computers to teleport the audience into the painting. These two nostalgic acts bear no difference to what McLuhan calls the “international motley,” using the worn-out Levi’s jeans to rebel against one’s time. From making 3D model of every object to constructing the entire scenes, I am also reconstructing memory. The entire story is told around an alley in Beijing and its changes over time.
Yan Zhou (CN)
Yan Zhou is an artist based in Chicago and Beijing, working primarily in time-based art including video installation and computer animation. Zhou obtained his BFA at The Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, and his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works have been exhibited at various international venues and programs, such as The Ecstasy of Time: Reframing the Medium of Knowing, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; The Stuttgart Filmwinter Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017; E.M.B.C.L. at Flux Factory, New York, 2017. He also has four artist books collected by the Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, Chicago.