FRESH FACES IN ART: EIGHT LA ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
YOSHIE SAKAI A visionary mystic of triangulated psy-fi dramas, Yoshie Sakai lets loose her avatar/genies into social anxiety forums, submerging them further into an impulsive series of mindfully turbulent events. Doubling as Sakai’s secret service agents, the characters prance about the misinformation super highway of societal ramifications searching for reasons to operate on the video games of life. The green screen prescribes a continuum of nervous psychophysical humor, exuding soapie tenets of merged existential passages. In “Come One, Eat All,” Sakai’s adult-child character devours endless portions of junk food and cheap entertainment. “KOKO’s Love” investigates the absurd expectations of gender roles within the contemporary Asian-American male hegemonic family. Zolshie, Sakai’s insecure psychic, leads the insecure clientele on a confusing journey of spirituality, logic, psychology, commerce, and entertainment. (KG). http://www.yoshiesakai.com
(ABOVE) VIDEO STILL FROM KOKO’S LOVE: EPISODE 1. 2014. SINGLE-CHANNEL VIDEO AND VIDEO INSTALLATION. 11:14 MINS. VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/106642442
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