December 5, 2019

Do you know what the inner world of a depressed genderqueer people looks like?

Wei Zhang

Digital2X+XY=1, 2019

Wei Zhang’s practice is an experimental film created by multi post-production technologies, including the 3D animation skill. 2x+xy=1 is constructed by the abstract fluid matters and concrete polygons to display the feature of the non-binary and the binary, the expression of emotion and the symbol of predicament. 2x+xy=1 presents Wei’s illustration of the universal to challenge the binary ideology in China, which is shaped by the Chinese mythology of the mother goddess of Nüwa who creates human in a binary system. This practice is based on Wei’s personal life experience in China, full of misery and depression. Until touched the umbrella term of genderqueer or non-binary, Wei started to walk on the road of self-healing and find his identity by thinking and accepting of the inconsistency of his sex and gender. Music by Soularflair and Daniel Brich.