INVISIBLE HANDS / VISIBLE HANDS


Title:

Invisible Hands / Visible Hands

Year:

2017

Running time:

1:21 minutes

Format:

Performance on recorded video, color with sound

Location:

Melbourne, Australia

Acknowledgment:

produced in association with the Victoria College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne

camera – Zhang Xiaoan


TI borrow the metaphor “invisible hands” of the unobservable market force that was used by Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations and make it a metaphor for the invisible ideologies that encourage women to conform their appearances with the ideal beauty in consumerism and marketing, from advertisements in TV to posters in elevators of apartments and shopping malls in China (mainland). The invisible hands (ideologies) become the visible hands (women’s hands and surgeon’s hands or anyone’s hands) that physically change women’s appearances. The invisible socialized ideas of female beauty become visible impulses upon to change women’s bodies.


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