Warm Spell (digital video, 2018)
Born Chengdu (CN), 1990
Shen Xin’s practice engages with film, video installation and performative events. Upholding commitment towards both risk and comfort in images presented, individuals and communities appear across different surfaces as units, and as shifting pronouns that exist in complex socio- political systems. To counter the potential of forming alternative power structures that can be oppressive, the protagonists in their works are empowered to narrate, speak and act out of their desires, maintaining the integrities to be inconsistent, discontinued and suspended. Uncompromisingly, their work fabricates the process of producing abstraction of inclusivity and foreignness, forming ways to be known to others that is reflexive of images’ representational agencies.