Phoebe MAN Ching YingRati 2001
B&W / Color
Sound / Silent
What this is about
A video that explores femininity through a gigantic vagina, portraited by an actress wearing a human size vagina-look-alike costume.
About the artist
Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man is a conceptual artist, media sculptor and independent curator. Her most recent edible sculptures and performance Birthday Cakes (2014-15) were included in a show organized by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and were also invited to show at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle. Her installation Erosion of Home (2015) has been invited to show in an exhibition curated by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Her works have been shown at over a hundred exhibitions and festivals internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, European Media Art Festival, Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, Impakt Festival, International Video & Multimedia Art Festival: Videoformes, etc. She has received awards from the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, Asian Cultural Council, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Philippe Charriol Foundation. Marie Claire magazine has selected her as one of the ten “Smart Women of the 21st Century”.
Man’s works are mostly self-exploration, challenging ideologies and institutions. The sanitary napkin flowers series installations and video work Rati have received popular recognition. She was the co-founder and board member of Para/Site Art Space and is the director of Asian Experimental Video Festival in Hong Kong.