Yellow Peril is a body of work that explores the historical and ongoing impact and influence of mining and immigration on the Australian identity. Comprising video, screen-printed mylar blankets and sculpture, an archival image of the artist’s parents posed in front of Ron Robertson-Swann’s infamous public artwork Vault (1980), aka ‘Yellow Peril’, is the starting point for Eugenia Lim’s performative and playful exploration of the Chinese presence in Australia.
What has changed and what remains? Inspired by the observational comedy of Jacques Tati’s Playtime, Yellow Peril explores the evolving dynamics between Australia and China and the interconnected nature of our socio-economic future; the personal and political search for wealth, identity and power.
Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019