YVONNE ZHANG

is a British-Chinese artist and filmmaker based in LA.

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CARRION
Pre-Production
[Shooting July 2021]
8 year-old Mengmeng accidentally digs up a rotting carcass and that night, something long buried is unearthed in her mother. CARRION is an eerie, coming-of-age immigrant folktale about a girl’s last evening with her mother as she knows her.

www.carrionthefilm.com



HOME (2020)
Narrative Short (AFI Cycle Film)
24min
Three generations of Chinese-American women struggle to understand each other as the grandmother’s dementia worsens. Faced with the reality of sending her to a nursing home, the family learn meet each other and their grandmother where she is: in the present. Change is inevitable, life is fleeting -- but they have the now.




THANK YOU GROUND, FUCK YOU SYSTEM (2019)
Narrative Short (AFI Cycle Film)
20min
A magical realist short about an estranged couple who reconnect when threatened with eviction from their Chinatown apartment.






BETTER RAINFALL (2019) 
Multi-channel video installation
8min
A multi-channel video installation centred around the multi-species residents of a fictional British suburb. As a passing storm moves over an unnamed town, everyday cycles open up to strangeness, and seemingly isolated bodies are brought into the temporary communion of melodic rapture.

The project was born out of a series of collaborations between Lizzie Watts and Yvonne Zhang, who share an interest in the creation of modern myths through a kind of “techno-magical realism”. By combining live action, animated elements, and lo-fi compositing, Watts and Zhang aimed to carve mythical moments into the modern landscape through playful digital renderings.

Selected for solo exhibition as part of the 2019/20 Intermedia Gallery programme at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.




SWELL (2019)
Narrative short
5min
An isolated mother discovers a strange, digital growth on her absent daughter’s bedroom wall.

Screened at Caraboo Projects, Bristol, April 2019.