Renewal Residency: Yo-Yo Lin
Danspace is pleased to continue Renewal Residencies in 2022-2023 with a new cohort of artists: mayfield brooks, Andros Zins-Browne, Yo-Yo Lin, and Ogemdi Ude.
Yo-Yo Lin is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses animation, performance, and sound to create meditative “memoryscapes.”
Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness, investigating ideologies of healing, resilience, and care. “My research centers on expanding, reconstructing, and archiving the body – specifically the chronically ill/ disabled body – in movement, sound, and visuals.” She explains. While in-residence in the Danspace sanctuary, “I hope to deepen this practice, and to explore performance techniques that may or may not result in me dancing with my physical body. This may include writing scores for other bodies or non-human bodies or experimenting with movement with machine intelligence. Additionally, I hope to continue to cultivate longevity practices like Tai Chi/Qi Gong and study non-Western conceptualizations of the body, care, and healing alongside others.”
Each artist will receive two weeks of residency time in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church, a generous artist fee, and stipends for research in racial equity and accessibility. The artists will have access to curatorial support and technical assistance throughout the year, as well as opportunities to connect with one another, contribute to Danspace’s online Journal, and participate in a DraftWork work-in-progress showing.
Renewal Residencies emphasize recuperation time to create work without the immediate pressure of production, encouraging connection to: creative process and artistic research; collaborators and fellow artists; and to the Danspace Project community.
Renewal Residencies are not open to the public.
Yo-Yo Lin 林友友 is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses animation, performance, and sound to create meditative ‘memoryscapes.’
Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness, investigating ideologies of healing, resilience, and care. Refusing the Western medicalization of the crip body, she works towards a ‘soft data’ ‘archive that holds space for illness in its wholeness. Her practice often facilitates sites for community-centered abundance, developing into physical and virtual installations, workshops, accessible nightlife parties, and artist collectives.
She was a 2019 Artist in Residence at Eyebeam, a 2020 Open Call Recipient for The Shed, and teaches at NYU Tisch ITP/IMA as the 2021 Red Burns Fellow. Her work has been featured in NOWNESS, Art in America, and Surface Magazine. She is the co-founder of ROTATIONS, a collaborative movement practice working towards deepening our understanding of artistry, disability, and access. Currently, she is studying Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she lives with her partner and growing collection of houseplants in Brooklyn, NY.
www.yoyolin.com | @itsyosquared