Troc Talks Online - Chunxiao Qu

Trocadero Art Space present a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns. Watch three episodes of visual poetry created by Chunxiao Qu.

The word popcorn is written in orange across a black background, sideways. Orange outline drawings of popcorn surrounds the text. This image is cropped and only the letters P, C. O and part of the R is visible.

Troc Talks Online

Trocadero Art Space present a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns.


Duration
9 minutes

Trocadero Art Space presents a series of projects developed by artists during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Including artist talks, video projects, and Instagram takeovers, artists explored ways of making, creating, and Instagram takeovers, in response to exhibitions being postponed.

‘Popcorn, Porn of Poetry’ by Chunxiao Qu is three episodes of visual poetry that involve sound, images, and text. The invited readers choose one, or few, of their favourite poems and recite them in any form that they want to express in the visual poetry.

This collection of poems is Qu’s response to capitalism, popcorn, porn, and poetry. Popcorn is the best match for watching movies. Corn and oil expand into popcorn when heated. It depicts the generation and completion of desire in an abstract form.

The porno industry is also a product that prevails under capitalism. Its existence seems to imply that manipulating desires is an effective methodology of capitalism. Qu hopes these poems inspire people in conversation to reflect on capitalism. 

Watch the episodes on Youtube here

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