alisa yang

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Nationality: Taiwanese American
Biography:     Alisa Yang is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. She received her BFA from Art Center of Design in 2009 and MFA at University of Michigan in 2016. Her practice is rooted in collage across medium; from two-dimensional works to... read on
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Please Come Again
Credits: alisa yang
Updated: 05/27/16
Location: Japan

Japan’s Love hotels offer a private space for not only for sex, but for intimacy and freedom of expression in a culture that demands selfless conformity, especially women. In the summer of 2015, I went to Kyoto and Osaka with the intention of filming the changes of love hotel affected by the recent obscenity law. While I was there, I saw the transition of women from pleasing others to pleasing themselves in the transformation of love hotels. I incorporated the collective and personal memory of three generations of women in my Asian American family into the narrative journey of navigating the themed rooms in love hotels. Exploring these spaces as a metaphor for the female body.

Please come again is a poetic contemplation in one’s sexuality, femininity, and cultural identity. It represents an important departure from the traditional patriarchy, one that demands the role of women to ignore their own desires and pleasures in order to serve their husband, family, and society.