Yo-Yo Lin

Brooklyn,
United States
Focus area: Generative Practices, Generative Art

Yo-Yo Lin is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses video, animation, live performance, and lush sound design to create meditative ‘memoryscapes.’ Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with chronic illness. Through her explorations in ‘soft’ data, body sonification, and impairment generated dance, Yo-Yo navigates the complex relationship between the internal and external, the corporeal and technological. Her practice often facilitates sites for community-centered abundance, developing into physical and virtual installations, workshops, accessible nightlife parties, and artist collectives. She was a 2019 Artist in Residence at Eyebeam and a 2020 Open Call Recipient for The Shed. Yo-Yo has shown her work at South By Southwest, New York Film Festival, and the Allied Media Conference. She is the co-founder of ROTATIONS, a collaborative movement practice working towards deepening our understanding of artistry, disability, and access.