Cristina Zhang Yu 张婷婷

"7 July 2019. Creciendo [Growing up] is the last video-poem she made, the most heartfelt and intimate of them all. In this video she recapitulates different episodes experienced throughout her life based on rhymes and phrases that still persist today."

Creciendo shows issues of representation of Chinese people in media and cultural content, which is steeped in the exoticisation and fetishisation of Chinese women. This occurs both in fiction, culture and imagination, as well as in real life. Verbal and sexual harassment occurs in many spaces, as Chinese women are reduced to and categorised under specific forms of existence. Creciendo ends with a call to convert the experienced pain and rage into politicised discourse.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Creciendo
  • Direction: Cristina Zhang Yu 张婷婷
  • Production: 2019.
  • Duration: 00:01:18
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Original format: Quicktime