2014| 15 min | 姚聪 Yao Cong
实验片 Experimental Film
姚聪 Yao Cong
王海鸥 Wang Hai’ou, 姜逸轩 Jiang Yixuan
姚聪 Yao Cong
程艺 Cheng Yi, 王野 Wang Ye, 姚聪 Yao Cong
制作机构 Production Group
Being blessed, worshiped, controlled and satisfied—these are the things that most drastically differentiate gender roles within human development. Thus, we must wear makeup in order to lead a livable life and even merely to survive in this programmed society. That is the cause as well as the effect. It is a lie to others and to oneself.
Whether inside or outside theater, alternation and coexistence between the realistic and the surreal is the integration of individual and individual, individual and society. She is adored for her beauty, while he is unaccepted and therefore suspect. We escape because we realize that our true self can be only be obtained away from sociality. Even if escape is merely a staged episode, or if the pleasure is only temporary, or if the cycle never leads to any outcome… even if…
导演简历 Bio-Filmography of Director
导演简历 Bio-Filmography of Director：
Yao Cong was born in 1992 in Xi’an and was admitted to the Chinese Academy of Art in 2010.
Sensitive emotions have always been the driving force behind his inspiration. In the process of creation, he attempts to bring his artwork into full play, and also tries to employ stylized settings to complement his work. One can see that his work allows him to convey the inner desire of speaking freely, of reflection and of the quest for release. Recently, his work focus more on gender culture and queer cultural research in particular. This he explores through moving images, social interaction, physical theatre and other media. He has exhibited widely and participated in various art practices.
Exhibitions. 2014: THE REALM OF ADVAITA-Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Contemporary Art; Academies, Today Art Museum,Beijing; Graduation Exhibition of China Academy of Art; China Luoping International Photography Festival, Yunnan; 2013: The West Bank Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale, Shanghai;14th OPEN International Performance Art Festival, Beijing 789 Space Station; Glimmer of Light Exhibition, Intime Art Gallery, Hangzhou; Fiberart International Biennale, Emperor Qian Temple, Hangzhou; Documentary, 85th Anniversary of China Academy of Art; Dying Eyes: Landscape Before Death Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Taipei; The Media Theatre—Cultural Chanel, Guangzhou Opera House; 2012:Free inquiry, Hangzhou Young Artists Exhibition, Hangzhou Sanshang Art; Monat der Frauen Filme , Zhejiang Art Museum; Experiment in Progress, China Academy of Art ; 2011:4X5 Body Behavior, Zhejiang Art Museum; Awards:Golden Prize of Graduation Exhibition of China Academy of Art; Group Golden Prize of Jebsen Industrial Television Design Competition.
导演阐述 Director’s Statement
In my sophomore year, I started developing an interest in creating artworks that were centered on the subjectof gender, especially queer issues. This video addresses these issues. We have shouldered too great of a burden because of gender differentiation existing in society; this is a product of civilization. Unconsciously, we are accustomed toindulging in a kind of camouflage pleasure such that we must wear makeup to live our lives and cover up truth with falsehood. Indeed, it’s high time to remove the makeup. However, established society, whether in actual form or utopian form, has been associated with a deep-rooted repulsion. Thus we struggle to compromise and become indifferent in this struggle only to realize that everything is cruel and freedom comes at a price. Shifting from intention to strong expression of subjective emotion, I took a quite different approach to bringing out these themes by employing aesthetic beauty. This is the graduation project I created to conclude my undergraduate study. It finely integrates dance theatre and the language of images. The idea was first conceived in February, 2014 and too as long as three months to complete. Here, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of the friends who have helped.