red kite collective

letters to mei

 

Letters to Mei is an instructional video art piece, encompassing the insecurities that come with being a person of ethnic minority surrounded by influences of Western society. This satirical video piece, in conversation with the performer’s distant and sometimes volatile relationship with her own Chinese heritage, opens a dialogue on multicultural pressures of feeling like the spokesperson for your race. What does it really mean to claim culture? What does it really mean to be Chinese? Letters to Mei highlights the frustrations that come whilst attempting to find identity through contrasting expectations imposed from the East and West.

Red Kite Collective:

Jaimie Leung, Cerys Baker and Nadine Jackson