Ying Ang - On Rage

In this episode, Gem Fletcher chats to photographer and gallery director Ying Ang. Ying’s work is about active and conscious looking. She grapples with political and social issues that often alter the landscape of our mind in challenging, isolating and revelatory ways. Through unflinching exploration that traverses the boundaries of process, materiality and self, she crafts remarkable works fueled by the type of interior rage that we have seen harnessed as political fuel in so many social movements throughout history.

 

Her recent book, The Quickening: A memoir on matrescence, explores the transformation and lived experience of a woman in her motherhood and postpartum depression/anxiety. The work interrogates the under-represented transition of biological, psychological and social identity during a complex and yet ubiquitous phase of life.

 

In this conversation we discuss process, motivation, grappling with self-censorship, survival and reckoning with the complex reality of being an artist and parent. 

 

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