Beazley Designs of the Year Digital
US & THEM
The video installation US & THEM brings together a host of visual and auditory sources, from historical photographs to examples of pop culture such as The Simpsons, to dissect problematic stereotypes of ‘the Asian’.
Originally presented at Dutch Design Week, the video is shown on a loop, with no distinct beginning or end, and is projected on gauze to give the images a dreamlike quality.
As the sequence rolls around, the notion of a singular Asian ‘other’ is revealed as a figment of the Western imagination.
Designed by Alice Wong with Aryan Javaherian.