Photography Workshop with Wei Leng Tay
Join renowned artist Wei Leng Tay for a workshop at the ANU School of Art.Tay’s project The Other Shore (2014-2015) is now on at the Australian Centre on China in the World.
Wei Leng Tay is an artist based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Working predominantly with photography and sound, Tay is interested in how socio-economics, history, family and the state intersect with experiences of displacement, migration and self-identity.
Tay’s project The Other Shore (2014-2015) at the Australian Centre on China in the World addresses recent antagonism towards Mainland Chinese migrants in popular discourse in Hong Kong. While ‘Mainlanders’ are often presented as a single group, this series of photographic portraits and interviews reveals individual lives, with diverse aspirations and attitudes towards Hong Kong. The project comments more broadly on similar experiences of young educated Chinese elsewhere, negotiating a new place in the world.
Each participant is required to bring about 50+ prints (actual objects rather than on a screen) approx. 4×6 prints or proofs for Wei Leng to pull a story from and discuss with the photographer. Each participant can observe the process as others experience it and can consider the choices they would make with regard to different groups of images.
|When||Saturday 2.4 at 1PM to 5PM|
|Where||ANU School of Art|
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