XVK Collective

XVK, aka @XVK_XVK (or 三喜) is an asian-pop-girl-band-artist-collective of members Xuan Ye, Véronique Sunatori and Sara Kay Maston. Merging images, video, performance and sculptural objects, XVK employs the "asian-pop-girl-band" trope to deconstruct narratives and myths of Asian girl stereotypes, and to critique the capitalist exploitation and fetishism of females in idol industry. XVK appropriates the persona of the pop star to introduce vulnerability, anger, defiance, humor, boredom, and anxiety that are often neglected in celebrity and idol culture centered around East Asia. In the wake of the concurrent socio-political environment, and around the circulation of disinformation, XVK searches for an alternative history that casts light on the contemporary, suggesting a praxis of activism that functions beyond the conventional white box context. The mega stars have released two pop singles "Cute Cute Manifesto Manifesto” (2017) and “╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡” (2018). Eliminating sound as the core of the pop music machine, both songs are performed as silent music videos.

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