plastic climbs is an intimate, gnomic video artwork that explores the complex intersectionalities felt within the artist’s Asian diasporic identity. Jasmine Liaw questions her Asianness within the legacy of her Hakka Asian heritage and queerness, navigating cultural existence through dance-technology and reclaiming ideas of sensuality and delicacy through the ownership of her body. plastic climbs embodies ideas of multiplicity, exposure and vulnerability through physical entanglements with transparent materials. This gesture of queering diasporic culture allows for intimate existence, sensorial experimentation and investigation into the phenomenological consciousness of displacement.
Listen to a podcast conversation between artist Jasmine Liaw and Exhibitions and Publications Coordinator, Caeden Wigston on G44 Digital.
Jasmine Liaw is an emerging Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in so-called Toronto and Vancouver. Her practice in dance performance, new media art and experimental film explore the complexities of her contemporary views of her Hakka diaspora, queerness and environmental anxiety. Liaw is the Artistic Associate of Chimerik 似不像 Collective, working in interdisciplinary research and creation. She has recently presented with F-O-R-M Festival of Recorded Movement, Asian Arts and Culture Trust, Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, and RT Collective. Liaw is also one of the 5 recipients of the 2023 Emerging Artist Digital Art Award.