Speculating on the intersection between race, religion, gender, and sexuality, this new series of multi-disciplinary works emerge from an inquiry into the concept of ‘in between’ of cultures, places and identities. Through video, photography, painting and 3D printing, the works question the basis of which identity is built and the baggage that comes with growing up in a traditional Chinese upbringing. This merges with the diasporic experience of being a migrant in a settler-colonial context through consideration of the often gendered and racialised human body.
The artist acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which they are practising and exhibiting, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. They pay their respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.
Many thanks to特别感谢
David & Xiao Yan, Jake, Matt, Lucien, Hugh, Talor, Tim F, Ton, Rathy, Isy, Shin, Paris, The KTA team & The BHAC team
Jack Lee was awarded the 2022 Bundoora Art Prize Award at the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award
Image: Jack Lee, still image from Your Body is a Temple, My Body is a Cage, 2022, single-channel video, 6mins.