Megan Miao

"As an immigrant who straddles the inside-outside cultural space of Singapore, I am invested in discovering the invisible boundaries of cultural norms, in particular ones that carry taboos and preconceived notions. My artistic interest also centres on ways in which people seek comfort in spaces and bridge intangible distances. "

 

SG Girl Casting Couch (2015/16), interactive video installation, variable dimensions.

SG Girl Casting Couch (2015/16)

Interactive video installation

Variable dimensions

Photo credit : Megan Miao

 

The work is an adaptation of Megan’s Degree Show at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2015. In the work, Megan takes on and performs the part of a fictional Singaporean girl interviewing for a pornographic film role. An interactive video installation inspired by the story of Annabel Chong who is most famously known for The World’s Biggest Gangbang video (2000), the work explores cultural boundaries, sexual politics of contemporary Singapore, feminism and sex work through the language of pornography. It attempts to overturn preconceived notions and turns a critical eye to an evolving Singapore, touching on parts of our cultural norms that are usually left un-interrogated. 

SG Girl Casting Couch (2015/16)

Interactive video installation

Variable dimensions

Photo credit : Megan Miao

Megan is an artist, writer and curator. Her practice is multidisciplinary and process-oriented, often socially engaged, collaborative and dialogical. Her process aims to articulate the ways in which people organise their memories, aspirations and beliefs with variant communities. Identifying patterns in which people think and behave within a group, her work challenges commonly held beliefs and point out discrepancies in a humourous manner. 

 

 

Megan Miao

hanqing.miao@gmail.com 

www.hanqingmiao.com

 

Born 1992, China. Naturalised Singapore citizen. 

 

BA (Hons), 2015 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

 

Megan curated and participated in several group exhibitions in London while pursuing her degree programme.