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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2017 ➔ After All Voices

Thesis


Related people/organizations

YINING FEI (designer)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Anezka Sebek (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)

Date

May 23 2018

Description

After All Voices is a mixed media installation that reflects on the situation of China’s Rustbelt, subtly interwoven with the artist’s own nostalgia of this place as “hometown”. It consists of three vital components: animated machines, which are continually shaping and forging materials into the shape of a gauge block; gauge blocks as the core symbolic objects, signifying the place’s history of regulation; and a film I shot while wandering around this depleted Rustbelt, serving as the contextualization and the direct exposure of that area. This piece references the aftermath of the demise of China’s planned economy and the disappearance of the socialist industry it entailed, highlighting the metaphorical representation of the long-lasting impacts. I aim to engage the viewer in an intense cinematic and experiential atmosphere of loss, useless and the indifference of time, providing an unsentimental yet melancholy glimpse of something absorbed in the flow of fast-paced modernization.

Identifier

PC020402_2017_feiy509

Citation

YINING FEI. After All Voices. May 23 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2017. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Sep 2019.

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