Cyborborygmus (2017) is a single-channel audiovisual work that montages scanned images of the artist's naked body accompanied with a soundscape, which are also recordings of the artist's bodily sounds that slowly transform into something mechanical and unfamiliar to the organic. This work is influenced by the idea of 'haunted media' from horror genres such as David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983) or Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist (1982). In Cyborborygmus, the human body becomes trapped in the screen and as it slowly tries to push itself out it becomes more and more deformed. The work also interrogates the ways in which queer Asian men distort their identities in online spaces, through different performative methods of obscuring the racialised and sexualised body.
Credit: Finn Marchant and Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer