Desiring Images: Performing and Representing Asian American Cultures (1 – 2:45pm)
“A Chinoiserie Out of the Old West”
Patty Chang is well-known for her earlier performative works which deal with themes of gender, sexuality, language and empathy. Her video installation Shangri-La (2005), which was shot in Shangri-La, China, investigates how cultural knowledge becomes produced, adapted and reappropriated for consumption. Her work has been exhibited at various venues and institutions nationally and internationally.