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Narrative Reflections on Looking I: Part One/She Was More than the Sum of My Parts

Video Art
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Artist
Sin Wai Kin
Release Year
2016
Country
Canada
In PART ONE/SHE WAS MORE THAN THE SUM OF MY PARTS, the narrator recounts a strange event – leafing through a fashion magazine, they encounter an image of a character who bears an extraordinary resemblance to them. Fascinated by their newfound resemblance, they are trying to find a meaningful way to connect with the image. All the while the viewer only sees Sin’s character, and as the camera approaches, the imperfections on their drag persona come to light – the loose eyelashes, the visible wigline… Thus, the image is revealed to be a construction, and a live body emerges from underneath the drag.

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Biography


Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.