Brave New World, Huxley
Paradise Lost, Milton
The Anatomy of Melancholy, Burton
Lost Horizon, Hilton
Andromeda Nebula, Efremov
The Glass Bead Game, Hesse
The New Atlantis, Bacon
Deadeye Dick, Vonnegut
Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabit-Zin
V for Vendetta, Moore
The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood
The Giver , Lowry
News from Nowhere, Morris
The Old Arcadia, Sidney
The City of God, Hippo
The Divine Comedy, Dante
Lubomir, Fictional Worlds: Density, Gaps, and Inference, Style, Dolezel
The Visual Arts in Germany, 1890-1937: Utopia and Despair, West
About me:.. ..
Kai-Oi Jay Yung
All images and footage copyright Kai-Oi Jay Yung
My cross-disciplinary practice confronts spectator with a playful reassessment of identity. As British born Chinese, I am particularly keen to unlock how we function within particular cultures. My hybrid sculpture, doodles, performances with sonic and moving image are intent on gaging how nations perceive/evaluate/categorise one another, and on deciphering how myths perpetuate.
Welcome, you've come to one of my multi-sensory gallery based undertakings Paradise Stories, 2008. For more details of my diverse projects, residencies, video works and performances, please visit the below sites, thank you.
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Grizedale Arts Residency Commission to Nanjing, China & Arnolfini Exhibition, Far West, 2008
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Kai-Oi Jay Yung's Paradise preview of select works
Documentation of Paradise Stories, 2008
Please enjoy the below selection of interviews/moving image documentation and audience viewpoints following the exhibition of Paradise Stories my installation incorporating eight video pieces at RENEW Rooms and also my curation of artists dealing with the thematic at The International Gallery.
BBC Radio Interview, 4mins33
Kai-Oi Jay speaks to BBC Radio with regards to her practice concept and implementation of Paradise Stories.
Documentation of my work at RENEW Rooms, March 2008. Part 1/2,9mins52
Documentation of my work at RENEW Rooms, March 2008.Part 2, 4mins41
Talking to The Viewer, Part 1, 8mins38
Gaging visitor's responses to and experiences of Paradise Stories
Talking to The Viewer, Part 2, 9mins36
Dual Opening, 6mins9
Footage of the opening of Paradise Stories, both at RENEW Rooms, my own work and work of selected artists exhibited at International Gallery.
Juice Aleem's (Coldcut/New Flesh) accappella opening for Paradise Stories, 4m52secs
Listen to an interview with Juice Aleem conducted by Laurel Kurtz
Viewing The Viewer, 4m27s
Documentation footage of Viewers visiting Kai-Oi Jay's installation at RENEW Rooms.
Viewer spotted at The International Gallery, 22 seconds
Definite paradise found here for one viewer as she enjoys some sonic interplay with The Note C unawares.
Culturepool Event, Part 1/3, 8mins6, 15th March 2008
Kai-Oi Jay Yung discusses with members of the public her dual venue exhibition.
Culturepool Event, Part 2/3, 9mins54
Culturepool Event, Part 3, 9mins26secs
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Help me in the quest for Paradise...
Governments, urban planners, scientists, religious institutions and economists continue to seek implementation of a near utopian paradigm for the benefits of inhabitants and global positioning. Modern day living- our surroundings and realities of human nature/way things are however is often a satire on any idyllic notion of paradise.
Spurred by the endless quest to reach utopian ideas of Shambhala (Tibeten, Indian, Chinese…?), Paradise Stories seeks to unlock any ‘true’ notion of Liverpool/anyplace and its inhabitants through transformation of the gallery space into a multi-sensory environment/installation.
Arrived at through a process of investigation, chance meetings, and contrived participatory activity, Paradise Stories will emerge as a physical re-interpretation of the living city- its modern day desires, vices, corruption, loss, joy, aspirations, hope and solidarity.
Paradoxically mirroring the flux external to the city, it offers a mock sanctity remote to the noisy regeneration. Yet this sanctity itself is embroiled with yearnings symptomatic of the fall, inescapably unleashing the multifaceted consequences of man’s insatiable desires for Paradise.
ARTISTS AND VENUES
Paradise Stories will simultaneously inhabit two high profile venues within Liverpool.
I will transform the highly polished traditionally architecture/design space of the Renew Rooms to house my interdisciplinary interpretation of Paradise.
Simultaneously, I invite the work of 8 artists from Georgio to Stuttgart to voice their interpretation of paradise through a variety of artforms.
This physical bi-polaric will surely facilitate more paradise for more inhabitants.
RENEW Rooms: 4-28 March 2008
In the RENEW Rooms I focus on stories from Liverpool’s inhabitants, featuring subjects from a range of backgrounds, ages, occupations and ethnicities. Through interconnected one-to-one investigations, chance and contrived meetings, her installation crosses sculpture to video installation and live performance, voicing modern day vices, loss, aspirations and solidarity.
People can expect an assault on the senses at RENEW Rooms. Eight videos include an insight into a cab driver’s unsuspecting daily encounters, a feng shui expert talking about how the Chinese Archway was positioned using ancient techniques, and the raised voices from Afro-Caribbean mother and daughter ‘The Wentons’. Their thorny discussion delves into integration across Liverpool since the Toxteth riots. The videos are embedded amongst exuberant day-glow half-animal forms, at once humorous and sinister, and a plethora of explosive improvised jungle surroundings - even a water feature. There is respite though, as a shelter construction offers a degree of escape from the noise of the surrounding plastic Paradise.
The International Gallery: 4-21 March 2008
Work by 8 artists trying to find Paradise
With Chong Boon Pok, Didi Dunphy, Chris Eckersley, Maslen & Mehra, Kurtz & Beatty, Faye Peacock, Sari Lievonen, Kaspar Wimberley
Together the selected work creates a collage of artforms spanning live performance and sound art to photography. Audiences can interact with the interactive ‘Shadow Tracing’ event, a movement triggered instrumental installation ‘The Note C’, and dreamlike alienation worlds of Maslen and Mehra’s photographed light sculptures.
Preview of selected artist's work
VENUES and EXHIBITION TIMES
Dual private view of both exhibitions:
Tuesday, March 4, starting at the RENEW Rooms at 6pm, followed by street interaction piece leading to The International Gallery at 8pm.
Live performance and sonic at both venues, impromptu act by Juice Aleem (New Flesh, Coldcut) and turntabalism from Reuben Wu, Ladytron.
The RENEW Rooms, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
4-28 March 2008 (Weekdays 9-5pm, Sat/Sun 11-5pm. Closed
The International Gallery, 34A Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BX
4-21 March 2008 (Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm)
Funded by Culture Company, Liverpool, European Capital of Culture, 2008
For the latest Capital of Culture news visit www.liverpool08.com.
See also http://www.artinliverpool.com/list/2008mar.htm
I would also like to express thanks to Brian Wong
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