On this week's Women on the Line we head to the Bay Area in California and Hong Kong to hear from two artists chat about zines, DIY culture, and making art in their respective hometowns.Multidisciplinary artist and curator Renae Moua chats with us about their art practice, DIY culture, their teaching philosophy and zines! Later in the show, we hear from Elaine W.Ho who chats to us about 展銷場 Display Distribute, hand-to-hand courier services, zines and print culture in Hong Kong.
Music from this week's show is Heft by Japanese Breakfast.
Renae Moua (R.L. Muas) is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and academic residing on Ohlone land. Their projects are concerned with digital media, cyberspace, visual culture, and its relationship to capitalism, power, and IRL curated violence. Their art, teaching, and curatorial practice is based on an interdisciplinary approach that intersects the visual arts with critical cultural and social theory, praxis and a DIY (‘do-it-yourself’) ethic. They create experiences that encourage critical-thought and break away from western heteropatriarchal boundaries to further shape how we educate and empower our present and future generations. Find them on instagram here and their website here.
Elaine W.Ho is a co-conspirator with 展銷場 Display Distribute, a thematic inquiry, distribution service, exhibition space and sometimes shop in Kowloon, Hong Kong. This project, which began in 2013 as a documentary gesture of a distinct urban phenomenon, has unfolded as a series of investigations taking the form of interventions, audio and publishing projects, forming a flexible mode of research attesting to the ad-hoc arrangements emerging out of a particular socio-economic environment.
Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Xen Nhà & Phuong Tran.