Chi-Wen Gallery - Booth U 10
Founded in 2004, Chi-Wen Gallery is one of Taiwan's leading galleries, showing the best of contemporary Taiwanese art with a focus on video and photography.
Renowned drag queen Victoria Sin has been combining drag with multimedia art forms since 2013. Alternative narration is the prominent aesthetic in their video works. In “Illocutionary Utterances”, a high definition close-up of Sin's lip-sync in audacious makeup is displayed over a sound piece, exploring how speech acts influences one’s ascription of gender.
Speech acts which ascribe gender outside of a subject's control are compared to speech acts of self-identity. Sounds were erased from Sin’s exaggerated mime attempts, leaving the lips to sync with an altogether different voice.
Victoria Sin (b. 1991) currently lives and works in London, UK. Victoria Sin is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.