Victor Zhou
SEXY ANGEL. BUDDHA ANIME, 2019
Digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, painting, and code

"I was interested in existential territories in illegal anime streaming sites and how I perceive and collect hybridity of cultures online but how this may come across as problematic. I think what I have made can be problematic at two levels: people may think it is cultural appropriation (I am Australian-Chinese) and also issues of copyright (I argue however that the visuals and sounds have been transformed a new). Regardless, I feel a sense of connection to this low-resolution and surface-level work. It reminds me of the connections to the cultures and entertainment I experience online and on borderless illegal anime streaming sites."