IN(OUT)SIDER HOMEPAGE

 Yuexin Zhao, Communities in Canberra, 2020, video.

Interviews with Canberra based artist Jacqueline Bradley and ANU student collaborators

I was inspired by a conversation with Jac around her feminist beliefs. When it comes to the implication of feminist belief systems, she said "that has expanded… beyond just wondering where women's voices are, but to wondering where kinds of diverse cultural voices are" and, as I quoted in the end of the video, "I'm interested in a situation where lots of different voices can be heard on their own terms". Thinking about her words while I'm working with a multicultural class on a project about the experience of community in Canberra, I realise that we are in so many different communities and have so many different experiences, yet our communities which may identify us stay hidden, so why don't make these different views visible and celebrate the diversity in a world we living in?

视频主题的灵感来源于我和Jac的谈话。当她谈到女权主义信仰体系的含义时,她说“它可以扩展到不仅仅是让女人发声,还是让不同文化发声“,又如我引用在视频最后的引用,“我希望可以听到很多不同的声音能以他们自己的方式被倾听”。当我和一个多元文化的班级在堪培拉做一个关于社区经验的艺术项目时,我思考着她的话,我们在如此不同的社区,有如此不同的经历,然而能够辨别我们身份的社区被隐藏了起来。如果我们不发声,那我们永远也无法为多元庆祝,所以为什么不让这些不同的观点被看到呢?

Faces are not shown in the video. The intention is to let communities and experiences in those communities identify us rather than appearance. 

"身份"不只局限于面部。