“shìshí shì shíshì”

shìshí shì shíshì” is the sonic romanization of the Chinese sentence, “事實是實事”, which loosely translates to, “Reality is a true fact”. Using video, sound, and text-to-speech software, this project will explore how repetition can make words feel increasingly out-of-this-world — especially a tonal language with a very different structural foundation than English.

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker who is fascinated by metaphysical themes, underrepresented humans, multiculturalism, and psychedelia. She likes talking to strangers about nothing or anything at all.

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