Alisa Yang is an antidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and activist with a research based practice advocating for Asian women. Centering the body as a site of geopolitical and social conditionings, her works across mediums including video, installation, collage, and community engagements are intimate negotiations in orienting oneself towards social change.
Oriental Woman with Gun
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This series is based on collage with advertisements in Shanghai, China during the 1930s. The woman in the ad is holding a gun as a symbolic gesture to counter the male gaze and to combat the stereotype stemmed from western imagination of Asian women as sexually available, exotic, and subservient – excuses used to justify European and American imperialism in the East.