MICA 2018 Competitive Scholarship Gianna Chun

  • Intertwined Fears
    36"x40"x3"
    Found materials; industrial packing lint, film cartridges, fabric
    2017
    Physical written fears from others are woven in the piece, along with symbolic representations of my own fears.
  • 中国是我的家(吗?)
    Translation: The word in parentheses "吗" alters the meaning of the title "中国是我的家" (China is My Home) to a question, "中国是我的家吗?" (Is China My Home?)
    Sizes Variable, approx. 33"x13" when flat
    Embroidery on hand dyed QiPao
    2017
    This piece was worn whilst discussing my upbringing, connection and inner conflict with the word "home".
  • Intimacy
    Sizes Variable
    Digital Photography
    2017
    Using colour and light to create an intimate atmosphere and surrounding whilst exploring sensuality without the need to show it all.
  • Two Years Later
    Sizes Variable
    Digital Photography
    2018
    Two years later this figure and I reunite and is once again photographed; a visual representation of the increase in self-confidence and self-love.
  • Close
    Two 18"x24"
    Charcoal drawing on paper
    2017
    These two self-portraits reflect the journey in finding my sensuality and sexuality.
  • Contradictions; (im)Permanence
    Approx. 36"x60"
    Installation; Video projection, photographs, drawing on skin
    2017
    The purpose of this installation is to deceive the viewer, and to raise questions about what is real.
  • A Conversation Between My Father and I
    Sizes Variable
    Two-part installation. Homemade slides from my film photography across one year, self-repaired overhead projector; accompanied by a short film of my father viewing slides of his own photographs, which were taken when he was 18. Upper right-hand photo shows stills from the film.
    2017
    The most important part of this installation is the process; the steps of recreation and connection between my father and I.