Simulacra is a mixed art-form that was inspired by my study of multiple personality disorder and the notion of self-awareness. Aligned with Jean Baudrillard’s concept – the metaphor of the surreal experience – this work was an attempt to understand and portray people who continually rebuild themselves. What I soon discovered is that there are many kinds of truth and many notions of selfhood. Human beings are dynamic. Jean Baudrillard coined the term “simulacra”, and its cousin concept “appropriation,” to characterize this process. Personally, I think “juxtaposition” is more apt, given that any expression of aesthetics is beyond carrier constraints, as the medium is only the tool to express the theme.
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Curry Sicong Tian has held various roles including 3d motion designer, concept/digital artist, illustrator, animator, photographer, creative director at studios internationally. Born and raised in China, she is aiming to bridge the gap between eastern and western culture, video art, and film, expanding beyond into 3d motion graphic and alternative modes of storytelling.