Metro Pictures invites Ye Funa to exhibit at 83 Pitt Street works conceived during her current residency with the K11 Art Foundation (KAF).
Working without a brick-and-mortar space as KAF’s Online Resident Artist, Ye has organized the One Second Film Festival—an open-call video festival for Instagram and Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of the app. An Alternative Cinema at 83 Pitt Street manifests the project as a video installation comprising hundreds of submitted videos displayed across smartphones, tablets and monitors in a deluge of information that reflects the visual welter of our digital age.
Along with the installation, Ye presents a new work titled Flying Dance. Consisting of a 30-minute video and photographs, she performs various female roles based on characters from popular Chinese television shows.
Ye’s photographs, videos, sculptures and installations consider notions of authority and established social hierarchies in relation to idealized representations of daily life from advertising, film and television. Ye draws from a wide range of historical and contemporary cultural references to satirize what she describes as the propagandistic images of lifestyle broadcast by media.
Visitors are invited to submit 1-3 second clips by uploading video(s) to their personal Instagram accounts (which must be set as public) and hashtagging #1secff or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Ten finalists will be shortlisted and invited to join a presentation ceremony to compete for the grand prize.
Based in Beijing, Ye has been included in exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Opening Reception July 13, 6-8 pm. Open Thursdays 12-6 and by appointment.
83 Pitt Street
New York, NY 10002