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Eelyn Lee

New Mythologies and Collective Fictioning - a talk by Eelyn Lee

Eelyn will talk about her art practice in relation to using ‘fictioning’ as a method for collective reimagining. 

From her collaborative work with young people, incorporating allegory; avatars; doubles and masks as vehicles for self-liberation, to her ongoing, Performing Identities ––an expansive project reimagining diasporic East and Southeast Asian [ESEA] identities through contemporary myth-making. Initially a response to COVID related racism towards ESEA people, each iteration draws on embodied memories and migratory energies to conjure new cosmologies as guides to possible futures. 

ABOUT EELYN

Eelyn Lee is an award-winning artist and filmmaker of Hong Kong-English heritage who has shown work at Barbican, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, and at international film festivals. Her art practice combines collective research, performance and filmmaking to create frameworks for collaboration. With ‘organising’ a key aspect of her practice, Eelyn has convened a range of community building projects including the Social Art Summit [2018] - an artist-led review of socially engaged arts practice, and the ESEA Artists’ Futures Town Hall [2023] - a place to imagine new landscapes for East and Southeast Asian artists in the UK and beyond. Her ongoing body of work, Performing Identities is a collective reimagining of ESEA identities through the creation of new mythical characters and their cosmologies. 

Type

Talks

Date

Wed, 19th - Wed, 19th Jun 2024

Time

19:00 - 20:00

Where

Online

Venue

Zoom

Tags, Artforms, Themes and Contexts

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