Jun 4th 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021
7pm CT
Streaming on Twitch
FREE, $5+ suggested donation (100% goes to the artists)

Systems of Vision is a returning series curated by Kioto Aoki featuring artists approaching sound as image-makers. The featured artists work within a performative framework that considers sound as a responsive system of the photographic & cinematic image. Malleable cycles of image as sound and sound as image create redefine what it means to see sound and hear an image. Program 1 features Jiayi Chen, Liwei Hu and Kexin Yao.


Jiayi Chen

Liwei Hu

Kexin Yao


Jiayi Chen (born in Chongqing, China) is an artist currently based in Chicago. She works in hand-processed film, video installation, and photography. Her artworks derive from the experience of mentally and physically adapting to foreignness, the shifting idea of home and intimacy, and living relentlessly in translation. Her works have been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Anthology Film Archives, ACUD MACHT NEU, and TANK Shanghai. https://jiayichen.info/

Hu Liwei 
works with moving image. She holds a MFA in FVNMA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her stage name is Young Coconut, but she is not a rapper. As a practicing “coconut” from Chongqing, China, Liwei does not eat chili pepper. https://huliwei.net/

Kexin Yao is a filmmaker, cinematographer, currently a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finding happiness from the minutiae of daily life, providing a moment of peace and romance is the original intention of Kexin’s creation of works. By recreating the original video material exploring more possibilities between light and shadow, blurring the boundary between reality and fiction. Each story continuing in real world and dreams. https://sites.saic.edu/gradshow2021/artists/%E5%A7%9A%E5%8F%AF%E5%BF%83-kexin-yao

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