Chinese Dog (2019)

Ar.js-enhanced silhouettes relating personal experiences with racism

The Chinese Dog series of images uses web technology to create an immersive visual experience and relate my personal experiences with racism. Using their smart phones pointed at two-dimensional “marker images” (images surrounded by a large black square) containing silhouettes, visitors are able to view the three-dimensional versions of these silhouetted objects, each of which was associated with a racist experience. On iPhones, quotes from these experiences including “Chinese Dog”, “When did you come to America?”, “Ni Hao!”, and “Your English is good” scrolled across the three-dimensional models.

“Chinese Dog”
“Your English is good”
“Ni Hao!”
“When did you come to America?”