Yujia ZHANG & Zhouye SUN

For Her

2021

It is rather a dilemma than truth to chase for equality as a birthright.

The video installation For Her addresses the issue of the induced unbalanced birth sex ratio in China. In the video, the Chinese characters for woman [女] and people/men [人] , as well as other characters in which these function as radicals, are used to form moving ultrasound images of babies. Visitors witness the loss of baby girls from the fading of the characters with women radicals. Chinese words with 女 radicals hang from above, and red and blue test tubes show patterns representing the chromosomes X and Y.

About the artists

ZHANG Yujia (Sophie) is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her current research focuses on the building of a public self within the art world. She is also involved with social media studies, image analysis, facial expression detection, and emotion studies. In addition to her research, Zhang generates different artistic practices on relative topics.

SUN Zhouye earned an MFA degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She lives and works in Beijing. She explores the visual possibilities between different media, trying to identify her roles by using the power of art and design.