Welcome:) 趁热吃吧

I’m a hybrid visual artist preoccupied with body, text, tech and spatial magik/rituals. My open-ended, intuitive practice emerges from a looming sense of skepticism towards our contemporary techno-empirical conditions.

I make work under a primary alias Derrick Duan.

As a migrant settler, I work and live on what always was and always will be the land of the Boonwurrung and Woiworung people of the Kulin nation. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.
ou must enjoy the process / shame is not sustainable / we cannot be satisfied with the recognition generated by the very system that denies our ability to find each other / the act of living intentionally is a creative process in itself / you generate your own magic / y
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Maxim of the day:
1.You are what you eat
2.Time is not linear
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Feeding is an act of listening. Feeding is an act of care. Feeding doesn't always promise an abundance. Instead, it respects the time and space needed for growth.

Feeding is a durational work taking over the staircases at Dancehouse during Take '22. For three hours, we held a space for the free flow of energy, interlocking three bodies as one, manifesting as water, heat, and life. A wavering, self-efficient loop that pushes against the progression of time.
Take '22 @ Dancehouse
Performance by Gemma Sattler, Molly Mckenzie and D Duan
Photos by Caitlin Dear