Chris Yee

Website: https://yeetheeast.com/
Instagram: @yeetheeast

 

Crossing Line is series of new animations that expands on my previous joint community project Eastwood Threads developed in 2020 with and amongst local residents during the middle of the covid year, collecting and interpreting their personal histories, thoughts and interactions with the suburb.

Eastwood as a cultural study is split 50/50 with strong and distinct Korean and Chinese communities. Geographically, Eastwood is divided through the centre by a train station so both communities rarely directly interact with each other. 

Growing up in Eastwood, I've always found it extremely interesting how these two communities have thrived independently but share similar cultural nuances and family practices that are especially embedded into their large elderly communities. In the year that was, these two often seperate communities were quickly forced into a collective bubble quickly sharing growing pains - whether generational, traditional, miscommunication, concern, self-fear, hope and apathy.

With these animations I wish to fill the gaps between the unspoken elements in the community and highlight the small exchanges, similarities and strides of change and cultural understanding of each other in my hometown.

Artist bio

Chris Yee (b. 1989) initially majoring in graphic and textiles design, is a Ryde (Sydney) based Artist, working Illustrator, Designer & Animator specialising in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies. He believes in the power of character and storytelling and is heavily drawn to constructing narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre.

Growing up in 90’s Ryde, amongst the strong communities of Eastwood he is a proud member of the evolving Asian-Australian Creative identity. He strongly believes there is a unique character and original narrative found within this changing community.

Outside his art practice, Chris is a designer and animator who has produced work for some of Australia’s best-known brands, including VIVID Festival Sydney, Sony Australia, Samsung – Opera House, Estée Lauder, Justin Bieber, Universal Music, Marvel Comics. Chris spoke at Sydney’s 2019 Semi Permanent festival on Future creative youth and industry. In 2019 he created his first Permanent Heritage Artwork, Tumbalong for Chinatown, Haymarket, Sydney. ⠀

08.02.2021


Romeo and Juliet
, 2021
Animation with video shot in Eastwood, Sydney


09.02.2021


Us and Them, 2021
Animation with video shot in Eastwood, Sydney



10.02.2021


Tag, 2021
Animation with video shot in Eastwood, Sydney



Past Actions

01 Mar - 07 Mar 2021

Seini F Taumoepeau

22 Feb - 28 Feb 2021

Dani Marti

15 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

Lill Colgan & Sab D'Souza

08 Feb - 14 Feb 2021

Chris Yee

01 Feb - 07 Feb 2021

Rochelle Haley

25 Jan - 31 Jan 2021

Karrabing Film Collective

18 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

Nici Cumpston

11 Jan - 17 Jan 2021

Johnathon World Peace Bush

07 Dec - 13 Dec 2020

Aphids

30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020

Raquel Ormella

23 Nov - 29 Nov 2020

Léuli Eshrāghi

16 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

Rolande Souliere

09 Nov - 15 Nov 2020

TV Moore

02 Nov - 08 Nov 2020

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020

Stelarc

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020

Radha

18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor