Miss Who

 

Miss Who’ Personas

 

 

 

The girl is an allegory for something deeper and darker, in the mythic unconscious of everyone,

regardless of sex….

You set up a space, or like a place where you can work with

no interference.

And that sort of ends up being your role…

                                                                                    Miss Who

 

 

 

What makes up a person’s identity?

Can we show who we are with PERSONAS, STORIES that are not literally true?

Miss Who’s personas and story

  • White sheep
  • No named woman
  • China girl
  • A song for nature and future

 

 

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Chapter 1

 

1   White sheep

  • dreaming mirror

Miss Who calls herself ‘white sheep’.

(……..girlhood imagination of sheep, angel sheep, bus sheep, taxi sheep, police sheep, fire sheep, Gypsy sheep, white paper & fur cloth sheep, ghost sheep, Sadako sheep, avant-garde sheep and more types. Why does Miss Who call herself “white sheep”?

One day they met.
He calls her a bird, she calls him sheep man.
Her wings are transparent, invisible. He said
‘I dream you dancing in the mirror’…..
‘Let me fly, you have to wait’
‘I wait so long, I can wait…’

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss Who assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser,

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Miss Who has deftly altered her physique and surrounding to create a myriad of tableaus and characters

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2

 

2   This is Miss Who – No named woman site43

 

Link to block myself site

Link to boredom site

Link to my heart is paralyzed site

 

Link to being out of your league site

Link to keep telling myself – all is full of Love site

 

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Chapter 3

 

3 China girl—substitute

 

 

 

 

 

The China girl is melting herself with her different images different personas which has many characters many colors. She is a substitute object for the man who she loves. She creates different colors, shapes as much as she could, to satisfy the man’s imagination of another girl, he used to love. She plays hard… in the end the man noticed Miss Who is not Miss Who anymore, is a girl who has such power, strength and quality inside than him, and he played her role…

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 4

 

4  A song for nature& future — who is it

(………A song asking me, to think about who inspired me. Who do I turn to to pick up, keep me going. I believe all stories had a theme of connected-ness. We are all linked. And humans must be close to one another to achieve peace. My inspirational muse of nature, of a simple friend is the strongest link I can have. They give me a crown that makes me feel like I can rule the world. Just to feel that way. And then I hand it over to the next person and inspire someone myself.

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Our lightness..Keep close to your muse

whatever and whomever

that may be.

You can achieve your own enlightenment.

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss Who’s persona – The Who continues…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Who’s print story book

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Crossover – When lyric met image

 Crossover
When lyric met image
This illustrated book showcases the crossover relationship between design, poems, music, fashion, art and technology.
At the nexus of these movements is a new wave of images that breaks ground through conceptualism, cultural referencing,
digital imaging, photo manipulation and use of contemporary media.
Those images and lyrics are mixed hazy fantasy, displayed a flexibility of technique, casting and conceptualization.
My interests center on the fantastical and my desire to create alternative worlds.
An image is a poem without words.

 

 

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Let your heart
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Let your heart
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Run along to the rhythm of your song
Everything you want is what I’ve got to give you
You just have to let yourself come with me now
Everything you want is what I’ve got to give you
There’s no time to hesitate, come with me now
There’s no time to hesitate, come with me now
Let’s go and watch the sunrise
over london bridge
Over golden gate

 

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All I need is a little time
To get behind this sun
And cast my weight
All I need is a peace of this mind
Then I can celebrate
All in all there’s something to give
All in all there’s something to do
All in all there’s something to live
With you
All I need is a little sign
To get behind this sun
And cast this weight of mine
All I need is the place to find
And there I’ll celebrate
All in all there’s something to give
All in all there’s something to do
All in all there’s something to live
With you, with you

 

All I need
Air

 

 

Don’t think about all those things you fear.
Just be glad to be here.
Hayling

 

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I know so many places in the world
I follow the sun in my silver plane
Universal traveler
If you have a look
Outside on the sea
Everything is white
It’s so wonderful
Universal traveler
So far, so far
So far away
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People in my life
I’ve got many friends
Who can care for me
Universal traveler
Just feel everywhere at home
Tomorrow
Is a brand new day
Let’s go somewhere else
Universal Traveler
So far, so far
So far away

 

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Crossover 

 

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Jennifer Wang  2015-2016 London

 

 


 

 

“Unplaced”: Alienation, estrangement from humanized landscape and non-human nature.

 

 

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Unplaced

 

 

My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call. – Pat Conroy
This project is about exploring and questioning location, places, identity, human and nature. It is based on Nordic landscapes – from the Northern Arctic Circle, to the Scottish Highlands, to the remoteness of Iceland where landscapes are mixed with feelings and can trigger a sense of solitude that reaches the deepest part of me. It is about identifying these places, whether being nature or human and the connection between them.
This is a photographic journey to the unplaced. The ideas of non-human nature, estranged landscapes and the spiritual matters of humans become my starting point. Sourcing from philosophy, the non- human idea is especially related to the concerns about the human nature and the surrounding places or the environment. Through the images of these unplaced landscapes I have also been thinking about the relations between the human subjectivity (femininity) and the place itself. A sense of place, nature and landscapes are often used as a “metaphor” for the human body. In these metaphors the stones, the ruins, the desert landscape, the water, the ice or the flowers all speak with the different parts of the human body. The non-human landscape becomes evocative of the garden of “Eden”. The simplest, purest, minimized natural Nordic landscapes somehow metaphorically reflect the alienation of human. Feelings, emotions, desires and even fears are transferred and transmitted into the surrounding landscape. Identifying a place becomes identifying self. I have been guided to portrait the unplaced locations by the fantasies that I created myself, according to my wishes, my fears, and the feeling of self-belonging.

 

 

Shifting horizons: the horizon becomes a major subject in this project and plays a central role in creating the link between the nature and the human. It divides the image in half, it becomes transcendent, it has no end and no depth and it draws an imaginary line between the infinity and the humanized landscape. The horizon becomes the metaphor of a promise. It symbolizes eternity.
Through the series of images this project looks at a humanized environment and the relations between the nature and the human as main elements. The nature, which represents the non-human part of it and the human element, which is portrayed in a “unplaced” manner and could be also represented in terms of psychological, physical and non physical matters, such as alienation, estrangement, and isolation.
The aesthetic value of nature is combined with psychological elements in order to create a connection between the non-human surroundings and the humanized elements. The intertwined relation that originates from these two elements contributes to the concept of “unplaced” in which the human element becomes a paradox and the final result is the estrangement from the landscape itself.
Derived part
“Enough Place”
“Making being here enough—I don’t want to read. I don’t want to write. I don’t want to do anything but being here. Doing something will take me away from here. I want to make being here enough. Maybe it’s already enough. I won’t have to invent enough. I’ll be here and I won’t do anything and this place will still be here. But I won’t do anything to it. I’ll just let it be here. And maybe because I’m here it will be what makes here different. Maybe that will be enough, maybe that will be what I’m after. But I’m not sure. I’ll be able to perceive the difference. How will I perceive it? I need to find a way to make myself absolutely not here. But I can still feel and be able to know the difference. I need to experience the difference between here and not changing here, and being here and changing here.”

 

“Enough place”, tells the complex relationship between identity, places and human. The self-portrait pictures of the body combined with a series of Icelandic horizon pictures of iceberg drifting in the ocean, become a metaphor that demonstrates human’s isolation and identity. Identifying a place, the human element and the connection between. “Enough place” enables a solitude that reaches the deepest part of me.
North’ nothing’ nowhere
I go North, it’s my nature.
Jennifer Wang 2016 - 2017 London

 

 


Imaginary Voyage

 

 

 

“Imaginary Voyage”

Life itself is the image

 

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I am interested in spiritual matters. I am interested in the nature of my feelings.

My personal photographic project: “ Imaginary voyage” is mainly using a metaphorical

method and ambiguous, poetic way to express the natural personal desires and drifts,

through engaging processes that place these desires into the natural world. It follows its own

dreamlike logic.

My wish is to give viewers time to rethink the act of seeing, and to see the ambiguity within

the deceptively simple act of “seeing things as they are.”

 

The series evolves into different sequential elements , which are water, watercolor, painted

petals, myself and myself portrayed in the photos drifting in the water world.

The project focuses on my self-awareness, self identity and belonging. Concerns for personal

emotions, freedom and the liberation of the inner self.

I shot what I feel and I shot my own self-portrait, wrote down why I took it and what I felt in

doing it…. Sometimes what I want to tell is not obvious, and other times the viewer is left

with his own interpretation.

 

 

 

Imaging….

If its not there, we write it down.

If its not there, we hand it over to our imagination.

 

 

 

 

I exist in my dream

Myself through a voyage… the colors, the water

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I find myself in the water in the air

Can you see me

Can you feel I exist

Are we related…

 

 

I will follow the wake in the air, the fragrant wave

from petals, the trail on the water, the mirage in

the dark nights…

 

I wish to hunt myself down, to struggle with

Myself

 

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Myself after a voyage

Myself in an illusion

Myself in reality

Myself through double layers

Myself through the fluid water

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Imagination

Who I really am and who I am supposed to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Wang 2016 London Marylebone

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Fragments of childhood

 

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Those reworked photographs of 60’s gives me the ” fragments” memory of childhood, so I feel that I become small again.

 

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I miss I was little; my childhood was filled with imagination, no stress, no problems in life…

The random close-up photos that captured some similar scenes of my childhood.

 

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What sticks to memory, often, are those odd little fragments that have no beginning and end.

Jennifer wang
March 2016, London

 

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connecting practices

 

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practices & thought ::

self- finding 

searching for own identity 

might fail to reveal a clear picture?.. feature something not obvious, vague… ‘the third meaning “?..

Red         Negative          

                         symbolism      strange      covetous      

40 years time passing, spatial changing, transforming… reflect changing of selfhood, questioning ” lost” girl, love, memory, the differences which all immerses into air. ethereally express that, in various social environment, the relation or position with past, present, ambiguous position to find a way out.

 

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Immerse memory in the air – love

  • family photo
  • memory
  • love
  • self
  • Chinese Propaganda
  • The black balloon

 

 

 

 

 

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JUST STOP EVERYTHING

 MY DARLING DARLING GIRL, WRAP YOURSELF AROUND THE WORLD

 

Mystery of mysteries.. Plants, water and air are right there before us. Every time I view the nature, I felt a calming sense of security, as if visiting my “ancestral” home; I embark on a voyage of seeing, of finding myself.

This track makes me want to just stop everything. I think about the man I love, I picture a life of our in a place that meets our needs, keeps us happy and healthy. I wish I were using my youth more wisely. I’m scared thinking that I’m nearly 20 and my next 4 years are planned out for me.. I don’t want to miss anything. I want no regrets. I wish I could leave everything and I wanted.

In my work I’m not trying to give an answer to any questions, I just watch and listen to what causes my internal response very carefully. This project supposes to be just simply an extension of my feelings.

 (test work shot at Mont Blanc )

 

 

 

 

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 My darling darling girl……..

 

Some scences (test works shot at Amersham)…immerse mentally into a hostile and unfamiliar environment. To put myself into this landscape, construct a space, to become part of it, to find a zone in myself where time and space will cross.

 

 

The first goal is to turn myself into s something else and try to express a sense of self finding self belongings through this transformation. I wanted to show the confusing or ambiguity of selfhood, self recognition and self finding.

Article circle, high land, Iceland .. I aimed that the geographic reality will give way to dreamy imagery.

 Also I refer to the concept of “home”, where am I belong to..

My practice functions around the notions of how I feel, understand, and remember and dream the home or a place..

 (test work shot at Amersham)

 

 

Jennifer Wang 2016 London

 

 


 

 

Deconstruction woman (She-‘Self ‘, She-‘Other’)

 

She- Self  She- Other

 

Life beyond the self.

It’s a Self-portraiture, photographic self-performance about female subject and an artistic practice.

 

 

 

My representation of construct self through a bodily gesture and positioning performed in front of camera, by representing desire, reflection about woman through my bodily, I try to assemble and stage my subjecthood in images. My body used as material and medium for this photographic work. The element of performance for this work balances the relevance of my physical appearance with the more imaginative ways in which I can record the inner self.

 

 

 

 

Deconstruct mode of performative self-imaging that opens up an abstract way of thinking about woman, in terms of constructed fantasies and the sexually identified subject. It also could explore notions of self-identity.

Jennifer Wang
MAY 2016 London

 

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Jennifer Wang 2016 London