Mia Yao Meng
MFA 2 - Art & Tech
This project is a reflection of the gestures we perform on a routine basis in order to interact (as the trigger and the data input) with networked devices such as smartphones and laptops. These gestures are abstracted/flattened in the design process and transformed into online behaviors. This habit-formation process only takes us a few attempts to get into new games of communications and interactions. How and by whom is this gestural language designed? Where is it taking our bodily actions to? As gestural controls are being further developed to blending the online/virtual world and the “real world”, this project reveals something intimate and problematic, wandering around the missing context left behind through our online interactions.
Modesty Odyssey Unreleased music video for “Modesty Odissey” by Brooklyn born artist Melanie Charles, whose creative fluidity spans jazz, soul, experimental, and her own Haitian roots.
Slide 1Slide 1 Slide 1Slide 1 Slide 1MEISEN HU BFA 4 – Theatre KELON CEN Alumni – Film Slide 1STEVE WEIR Alumni – Art ROBERT NOVER Design/Photography ’73 MADISON HICKS MFA 1 – Dance Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1 Slide 1HAMED DEHQAN MA – NTNU EDU COLIN YEO BFA 4 – Theatre […]
This is no dream
México Mágico Machista Part of documentation of a feminist protest in Monterrey, Mexico (nationwide initiative) on March 8th 2020— which sought to gain visibility to the alarming rates of femicides in Mexico due to gender violence rooted in machismo, an almost intrinsic, evil element of our culture. *screen printed sign on cardboard *scan of 35mm […]
14 days in the lockdown April, I was locked up in a central quarantine accommodation. 14 days with the extraction of fresh air and the earth, the only approach for me to connect with the loving world is the peephole in my room door and a locked up window. As I stay, I start to […]
Flight “Flight” is a 2019 concept album mirroring the timeline of human life, from birth until death and beyond. Each song, lyrically and sonically, represents a different time period, but all are reflections of life as a whole. Beginning with “Liftoff/Zephyr”, we rise into a period of birth and infancy, of wonder and innocence, carrying […]
Slide 12020 CalArts Expo Awards will be announced in May 2020 2019 AWARDSCalArts Provost’s Award for Creative Excellence: Peng Lai / 1 Shiqi Zhang, School of Film/Video, Film and Video with Chenghui Mao, School of Dance, Dance; Justin Yau, School of Music, Composition and Experimental Sound Practices SquishBoi Odie DeSmith, School of Music, Music Technology […]
Three kinetic sculptures explore relationships between circularity/co-opting/recycling and linearity/polarization/binary-ness, and how personal agency or positionality intersects with these linked mechanics. (They’re NOT “voting machines;” they reflect the operation of many large systems, frameworks and conversations, e.g., the relationship between the DIY ethos and capitalism, between the political far left and far right, and among nested […]