Influenced by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney's idea of 'hapticality,' under-common materialism, and Karen Barad's quantum field theories, Kaylyn's works usually involve an agency to emulate the essence of photographic reality or counter the formally recognized truth.
Ziyi (Kaylyn) Hua
My name is Kaylyn/Ziyi Hua. I'm a multidisciplinary Chinese artist/designer.
I studied consumer behaviour and visual art for my undergraduate studies in Canada. I am passionate about discovering voices from marginalized communities and vulnerable individuals. I believe in the importance of avoiding misrepresentation and promoting multidimensional communication. My works primarily look for speculative positions to reimagine and reconsider different possibilities in current feminist studies and in addressing the challenges of consumer culture, issues of sustainability and post-colonialism in society.
Blushing is a form of encounter that could take place anywhere with an anxiously blushing soft-body robot. The robot is actuated by inflation and deflation of the air, programmed to move away from whoever gets close. After the encounter, the audience receives an instant-film-like greeting card that recalls a trajectory of the robot's movement.
Medium:Resin, LED lights
The Full Moon is an interactive publication toolkit to make space for memories.
In the context of the pandemic, unexpected death has started to circulate among our topics of conversation. Because of the emotional struggle and limitation of space, it's sometimes hard to find a proper way to grieve under these circumstances. One of my friends passed away this year suddenly, and I came across a piece of sound work called Full Moon during the grieving. It was from Japanese-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, who was diagnosed with cancer twice. As he said, 'Everything happens only a certain number of times... how many times will you watch the full moon rise?...'
Would autonomously initiating poetic space for oneself be a more intimate yet sustainable way for grieving and retaining memories?
The Inexistent Roadmap is a research-oriented project, reflecting on a dilemma of double-invisibility in Chinese female labour issues.
The project consists of 2 parts: The first part is interactive typography that responds to the physical movements of the audience, also shifting the shape accordingly.
The second part is a virtual space where the audience can access my research journey (both primary and secondary research), which could potentially become an app allowing audiences to contribute their feedback and explore other people’s input in a forum-like space.
Matt is a merged identity constituted by a spectrum of samples with different occupations, age groups, sexual orientations and current based locations. From students to lawyers, doctors to real estate agents located in Melbourne/Shanghai/ Toronto and other cities worldwide. Naked Matt is a data visualisation based on their plastic consumption patterns.