Zou spent a long time observing
metropolis life and found the
relations between individuals and
the city are very interesting. Entering
through the history of Blue Girl beer,
Zou interpreted alienation by two
approaches: the alienation of objects,
and the alienation of identities.
Zou used daily found objects to build
up a surreal narrative. The objects
themselves were every common stuff
you can find in everyday life. Zou tried
to de-functionalize them, make them
into shiny, decorative, and fragile
crafts. In this process, the ‘meaning’
is completely deconstructed from the
subject. On the other hand, the identity
of the objects is also alienated. The
origin and the history of the product,
which are rather ambiguous, are
detached from the product itself.
Stella Yan ZOU was born in 1987, lives and works in
Hong Kong. Artist, Poet, Wife, Daughter.