Yu Cheng-Ta: FAMEME

When 2 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
321 Canal Street,
New York, NY 10013
United States

Performa 19, Yu Cheng-Ta will explore the cultural phenomenon of “influencers” in Western social media alongside celebrity and food trends in a series of live and filmed performances that appropriate the visual and narrative language of reality television. Developed through the character of Fameme, a Taiwanese farmer drawn to New York City to promote durian—a thorny, odorous, tropical fruit indigenous to Southeast Asia—the project depicts an outsider’s quest for fame and acceptance in American culture. Fameme’s ambition draws him to the world of social media influencers and influencer events as he attempts to utilize the latest marketing trend and media obsession for his own capitalist needs.


November 2, 12-3pm
November 7-10, 1-7pm
November 14-17, 1-7pm
November 21-24, 1-7pm

Cost: FREE

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