#211: Ayoto Ataraxia - "The Illusion of Control"
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Ayoto Ataraxia 鄭博榕; pingyin: Zheng Borong; born 23 August 1985) is an artist, director, writer, performing artist, producer, poet, and musician. He graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design with cum laude in 2009, and from the School of Visual Arts with honors in New York City, 2013. His works have been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and are part of the Beyond Fashion exhibition of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography. He is currently hosting Asian Provocation, exploring queer Asian diasporic identities through conversations and stories Show Notes: 00:04:55 - Ayoto’s reflections time in New York 00:09:06 - The dangers of romanticizing working artists 00:12:18 - Artistic expression 00:16:42 - Modern American culture / getting lost in the American dream 00:19:52 - Considering what we truly value in life 00:22:14 - Observing people in different dimensions 00:27:24 - The illusion of control 00:29:08 - Identity 00:35:37 - The background to Ayoto’s original name/freedom from dogma 01:00:23 - Wrap up www.artistdecoded.com www.instagram.com/ayoto.ataraxia/ www.ayotoataraxia.com
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