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Framing Visual Culture

Framing Visual Culture

By Yi Jing Fly
Deep & casual conversations with artists, creative practitioners and academics. Framing Visual Culture delves into the world of visual imagery we are surrounded by, looking at art, design, and media to uncover questions of taste, identity, and culture. Hosted by Yi Jing Fly. View the images from each episode through the online publication here:
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Trims, DIY fashion, and AR filters | Daniela Monasterios Tan

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{Love, Parafactually} Is creative labor a performance? | Zhiyi Cao
Parafactual narratives is content that treats reality as if it’s fiction - or perhaps, living reality FOR the camera, in constant anticipation of how it can be edited and inserted into a narrative arc, hyperstitially performing itself as linear reality... In this episode, video artist Zhiyi Cao and host Yi Jing Fly talks digitisation and fictionalisation in the context of art, covering trends of living the lock-down life through avatars; and use Zhiyi’s works to examine the creative labor of art.  Music List: Built this Way -- Samantha Ronson If you enjoy this podcast, do share with your friends and give a good rating! Cheers!
June 08, 2020
我们对于食物的视觉欲望 | 李希; Food in Films, Ads, and our Consciousness | Xi Li
Xi Li is a photographer and multimedia artist from Suzhou, China, who is currently based in California, USA. Her photography works explore our perceptions of mundane everyday scenes and objects; her lens is calm and inquisitive. Cici’s love for food in their natural form prompted her to start Arbitrary Mealtimes, a project sharing recipes and delving into the visual imagery of food art and advertising. We will explore our human relationship to food and culinary, visual connotations of food for men and food for women, as well as look at the ideas of future farming. Read the English transcript and see the beautiful images we talked about today here: Artist info: Website Instagram @cici.lixi (personal/work), @arbitrarymealtimes (Arbitrary Mealtimes) Music List: Paris City Jazz -- Bellaire Plaisir -- Lewis OfMan Amanaemonesia -- Charilift If you enjoy this podcast, share with your friends, follow, and give a good rating! Much love!
May 27, 2020
拥抱少女情怀; Embracing Girlishness in Design | Meiting Song
Meiting Song is a graphic design and motion graphics artist based in New York and Beijing. Her works exude the fun and exciting energy of early 2000s Asian pop culture and embraces girlishness in their character designs and color palettes. Read the conversation in English here: If you enjoy the podcast, share with your friends or buy me a coffee @
April 16, 2020
How an artist develops a visual language | Mike Chang
In approaching his art, Chang questions what is seen and what is doing the seeing. Bouncing between humor and melancholy, Chang's works speak to the viewer directly through their textured visual layers. How does an artist develop a visual language of his own, and what does the practice of documentation (through drawing) reveal about objects we are so used to seeing? This conversation with Mike Chang could give you some inspiration. Check out artist Mike Chang's portfolio here: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with your friends or buy me a coffee here: ;)
April 02, 2020
Trims, DIY fashion, and AR filters | Daniela Monasterios Tan
In today’s episode of Framing Visual Culture, I speak with fashion curator and lecturer Daniela Monasterios on trims, DIY fashion, and AR filters. Daniela is currently working on an experimental fashion exhibition with artist Stephanie J Burt, titled “A Stubborn Bloom.” This exhibition explores femininity through material culture and “feminine” tropes in films such as The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola and Picnic on Hanging Rock by Peter Weir. In preparation for the exhibition, Daniela has been collecting antique items and trims of lace, ribbons, or gloves from women who inherited these items from their grandmothers. In this episode, we delve into the idea of using trims as a form of fashioning one’s own identity, adding some personal touch and flavour to their outfits, be it rococo fashion or on the streets of Harajuku in the 90s, or today with AR filters over our faces. You can follow Daniela's podcast @inthevitrine and her exhibition updates @a_stubborn_bloom on Instagram!
March 11, 2020
China Too Cool: What's with digital wallpaper in Chinese homes?
In China, copying is not at all bad. There is a term "Fu Zhi Pin," referring to copies of things made with such craft and exactitude that it is worthy of study in a museum. Fast forward to 21st Century and contemporary Chinese domestic space. Copying, or maybe copy pasting, is celebrated, but in a different way. The trend of plastering wallpapers of digitally rendered nature and blog space backgrounds onto walls and floors of Chinese home is an intriguing one. How did the copying of Western architecture in residential communes and homes lead to saturated, digital wallpaper and Karaoke style lighting design to be the preferred taste of the older generation? The answer lies in breaking down the aesthetic of "China Too Cool." You can read my entire thesis at If you enjoyed the podcast, share with your friends or buy me a coffee @ ;)
February 24, 2020