In collaboration with Maylei Hunt, Yoshiko Ito, Jayanto Damanik, Yiwon Park and Miranda Zhao, Mayu Kanamori’s video installation for 2014 City of Sydney Chinese New Year, Crossing Boundaries: A Celebration of Contemporary Asian Australian Art is an investigation into human stereotypes, which can often be negative, leading to racism or often positive, self-reinforcing and preventing deeper understanding of humanity.
To be born in a particular year is said to carry certain personality traits such as being born in the year of the horse. This works examines these stereotypes we attribute to the conditions we are born in, and as a result, pose questions and challenge our preconceived notions about being Asian Australian and of a particular diaspora. In the process, it attempts to re-imagine Australia as harbingers of Asian reconciliation.
Venue: Sydney Town Hall ((Lower Town Hall via Druitt Street))
483 George Street, Sydney
Dates: 22 Jan – 9 Feb 2014
12-8pm daily (except on 22 January, when it closes at 5pm)