Yundi Wang, (on Island Island) TristanDates: 23/07/2021
“Name and I have been so long.
We are each other.
I can hardly accept another name to intervene between us.”
Translated from a conversation on Instagram with Sheng on 19 May talking about EnglishName.
Yundi writes love letters mostly in sound/music, performance, and moving images, alone or with Evelyn. She collects images and footage from the everyday, the choice can lay in the humor, absurdity, melancholy, neglected moments, or pleasing/unpleasing aesthetic. She then composes or plays with those images through a process of digital cutting, pasting, collaging, and through the use of repetition, variation, and metaphor. The music/sound is always in the works, sometimes explicitly as the soundtrack for videos, or her own voice; other times it is visually shown through rhythm and movement. Some of the group exhibitions she has been involved in are ANATHEMA: KICKING A DEAD HORSE, Seventh Gallery, 2019, The River Doesn’t Want You Today, Living Museum of the West, 2019, and Not a Musical, with Evelyn Pohl, George Paton Gallery, 2020.