99 Agreements

In this project, Zhang explores the meaning of a spoken habit through the scenes of 99 women’s lives, especially discussing the relation of consent to female identity. The audience may interpret the various scenes and their multiple implications especially in regard to career association and linguistic expression.

Zhang is a multi-media artist who works in photography, performance, digital film, and social media. Throughout Zhang’s work, she explores patterns of behavior and communication in our current over-saturated media and social environment. She creates interactive performances where simple habitual gestures are emphasized to explore cultural pressures, expectations, and identity. Recently, Zhang created a series of works that originated with performances in actual classrooms. With a humorous nod to YouTube “how to” videos, she draws connections between pedagogy and its darker counterpart, indoctrination.