Yellow Peril by Eugenia Lim

Yellow Peril by Eugenia Lim

Yellow Peril’ explores the impact and influence of mining and immigration on the Australian identity. Ron Robertson-Swann’s infamous Vault (1980) sculpture is the starting point for Lim’s performative and playful new video work, which features a gold Mao-suited ‘Ambassador’ sent back in time to the goldfields of the 1850s (through the historical theme park of today – Sovereign Hill). Inspired by the observational comedy of Jacques Tati’s Playtime, Yellow Peril takes a localised look at the evolving dynamics between Australia and China and the interconnected nature of our socio-economic future; the personal and political search for wealth and alluvial fulfilment.p>

Performer/director/editor: Eugenia Lim
Camera: Tim Hillier
Sound design: Dan West
Costume and props: Kat Chan and Esther Hayes

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HD Video / 17:59 min / 2015

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