Yarli Allison - Work

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Sea Chicken - A short memoir on Immigration Tide
Video Length 02:32
2017









Sea Chicken is an experimental short memoir on a migration story of a Canadian born Hong Kongese who dislocated to HK in the British colonial era.

The personal journey can be seen relevant to current discourses of Asian-diasporas identities, xenophobia, and Hong Kong’s political turbulence with identity confusions.

The visual elements were combined and generated by gaming software.

It’s intentionally low-resolution creates a nostalgia of the 90s of HK’s colonial time before its political handover to China (1997).

The script is portrayed by a human-bird voice with affections, stating an alienation to its diasporas character.

A moving-image work by Yarli Allison
Credit: Juls Gabs


Screening History:
2018 Jan - Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK






Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses sculpture, performance, digital, film, drawing and installation.