Gianna Cheok Tong Chun
2019 Scholarship Portfolio
Two Years Later
5" x 7"
Two Years Later explores the change and growth of these individuals and the relationship I have with them two years after first meeting through my LGBTQ+ series No Labels. Written words on the page are their own self reflection.
Q & A
Digital photography, audio
Q & A is an ongoing project exploring the identity overlap of being both Queer and Asian through one on one conversations and listening to their stories. Currently in a form of a book with audio aid, Q & A stems from the desire of finding and creating a community for LGBTQ+ Asians.
Final outcome of performance
How Do You Feel?
Performance, video, ink on cotton bed sheets
Self exploration through emotional painting; garment construction based on own style and comfort within the body. Performance combines video stills, video projection and painting.
Connecting; cont. of How Do You Feel
Process piece; video, ink on cotton bed sheets, digital photography
Exploring the connection between the individuals and myself and themselves to their inner emotions. Each decision (garment construction, photography style, colour etc.) were created in conjunction with the individuals and with my perspective of the individuals' characteristics.
You | Me
18 Silver gelatin prints
4.5 " x 6.5" x 1.5"
A series of tangible emotions that is meant to be closely held, seeking where the lens naturally brings me whilst deeply embedded in emotions.
16" x 21"
Finding peace within my body and inner turmoil; self-portraits often act as a form of catharsis, allowing the lens and myself to have a one-on-one conversation.
What You See: A Self Portrait
Cultural, social, familial expectations and outside pressures can force people to be artificial. This is my constructed self, a person that is created for others.