Heretic Fantasy, 2021

Heretic Fantasy is a music video work that presents the unapologetic attitude of being a Chinese queer person. The improv movement, heels, jockstraps, hand performance all represent the embracement of the feminine quality and the scorn towards the traditional Chinese values, which less supports non-heterosexuality and makes queer heretical. The queer body surrounded by 3D-generated chrome objects—Buddha’s heads, Buddhisattva’s statue, flowers, chains, guardian lion statue, the devil mask—symbolizes the unique expression of Chinese queerness. Musically, the experimental hardcore sound and post-club beat arrangement reflect the fantasy of ideal utopian space and the deconstructed ideology of queerness.