Sirijanya ChoonhavanKunnalin SatearrujikanonMutita SuwannaritLuo Yang
BANGKOK-Moonduckling in collaboration with Dazed Digital presents filmmaker and photographer Luo Yang's latest project that spotlights two Asian women with unconventional takes on femininity. After a successful exhibition in Bangkok late December 2018, she took on a personal project and casted local subjects after focusing solely on Chinese women for over a decade. In collaboration with Dazed director Julien Colonna and creative director Shalini Kellinghaus made a film following the artist at work in a new environment. Candid interviews with Luo and her subjects are blended in a stream-of-consciousness manner to reveal her creative process, and how she uses her photography to get to the heart of the joys, trials and contradictions that are part of every person's coming-of-age story. Let the film take you inside the world of a woman who Ai Weiwei named one of the top rising stars in Chinese photography. Luo plans to take the project on a global scale, visiting multiple cities like Paris, Tokyo and London. In 2007, when still a young woman in college, Luo Yang began photographing Chinese women around her as a way to make sense of her own loneliness and existential confusion. This exploration turned into an ongoing project that, 11 years later, she is still expanding on. GIRLS is a vast collection of intimate portraiture, capturing young Chinese women as they navigate the myriad complexities of urban life, discovery, heartbreak and becoming who they will be in a changing China. The portraits show us their subjects in new and unfamiliar contexts, displaying these girls' hopes, fears, ambitions and vulnerabilities. Luo was recently named as one of the 100 most influential women in the world by the BBC.