Octopus in Drag

Video, Installation

Director: Muyang Teng
Animation Production: Annan Shao

Octopus in Drag
is a 3D animation set in a white
porcelain toilet symbolizing Western views on
Chinese purity. It features a creature from the
animality of Yellow Peril & Fu Manchu,
using drag to exhibit racial & queer toxicity.
It explores (im)penetrability, transfiguration
& unreliable surfacing of (queered)
yellow-skinned people, advocating a (porous)
transfeminist perspective inspired by the I Ching.