CAN YANG

Can Yang (b.1994) is a multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer working with a variety of media to create context-aware graphics and imagery installations. During her studies at the Royal Academy of Arts, she expanded her interest in the study of images, seeking to understand the ubiquitous phenomenon of anaesthetising use of over-saturated images in media. This research aims to rediscover the functionality of two-dimensional flat images by seeing the distinction between representations and what meaning the create. Besides her individual research, Can also demonstrates her model of practice, Neobridge, through pedagogical methodologies, i.e collaborative activities, workshops and open-ended conversations. Her previous education includes BA Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (2018).

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FORM-BRIDGING

Form-Bridging is an on-going experimental process in deepening and defining the Neobridge Model. It aims to address the new forms of art practice through the journey of form-making and deconstruction of text, which take the form-making as a visual tool. As a collaborative drawing exercise, with partici- pants will be required to bring in their own tool (could be either physical al or digital) to create forms based on the observation of each other’s form-making process during the workshop. This is an experiment to break the primacy and dominancy of both artist and artwork, by seeing the importance of relationship and relative forces as a method to break through the limitations of the self but form a desire to neutralise the position of narrator or speaker into a reflective space.

NEOBRIDGE is a speculative hypothesis of structuring new forms of practice through integrating layers and hybridising discursive polysemiotic dimensions. In building this model of art practice, which serves as a linkage from artist to artwork and artwork to audience, my research is centred in promoting two values: multi-dimensionality and complexity.