Zentai: Challenges to Subcultural Expression
The recent Zentai Day around Lasalle College of the Arts has both confronted and moved the public. On 23 May 2015, the Zentai project will gather 120 people for a stroll down Orchard Road in its largest presence to date. As Zentai continues to elicit diverse reactions from different communities in Singapore, we invite Yuzuru to speak about the evolution of her ideas and her perspectives on zentai within contexts personal and otherwise.
Yuzuru Maeda (b. 1978, Ogaki, Japan) received her Music BA in 2009 from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, where she presently resides. Maeda has been making video-based music works, which are visual explorations extended from her practice as a contemporary musician. In her art projects, Maeda uses Japanese sub-culture to investigate the human conditions of identity and spiritual connections with cosmic energy in the universe and as a means to come to terms with one’s living environment.