Modern Monster







Anthropoid existences that deviate from human beings, in both physical and spiritual terms, are often defined as modern monsters. Modern monsters have been a part of human life for a long time; they even merged into human sense and cognitions. Although monsters cannot speak human language, they have fashionable skins and rich emotions. As an artist, I am inspired by those monsters and therefore capture their shapes in my artworks.
    The exhibition Modern Monster is designed to lead the audience to see  the society through the monsters' eyes, to touch human beings with monsters' skins, and to experience the world with a monster's heart. The exhibition is intended to call up the audience's awareness of the potential existence of the modern monsters in their lives.






The Hugging Monster, 2019
The Hugging Monster, 2019
The Hugging Monster, 2019





A monster who is covered with pom-pom balls will come down the stage to hug the audience.







The Hugging Monster, 2019

The Hugging Monster, 2019

The Hugging Monster, 2019

The Hugging Monster, 2019











The Hug Monster, 2018
The Hug Monster, 2018





A wearable book that told the story of the hug monster who has a vulnerable heart and needs to be hugged.






The Cinque Terre Monster, 2017
The Cinque Terre Monster, 2017

The Cinque Terre Monster, 2017





Cinque Terre is a small town in Italy which is famous for its colorful houses. However,  I heard that the residents were not happy with the tourism industry. Tourists saw beautiful colors from outside, but the residents could. not enjoy it inside the houses. I built a colorful town on VR glasses and put a black and white video inside it.








The Cinque Terre Monster, 2017

The Cinque Terre Monster, 2017






The Twister Monster, 2018





It is a performance that requires multiple players. It is the same way of playing a Twister game but on a human  body.





The Make-Up Monster, 2018




I photographed and printed my face, put them into pieces, and stuck them back to my face. Then. I used selfie apps to make my "face" "prettier", then went through the same process again during the performance.











Emi Sun (Yining Sun) is an interactive artist who mainly focuses on wearable sculpture and animation/game design. Sun was born in 1997 in Beijing, China. As an artist who gets inspiration from what she observed, Sun has traveled over 20 countries and speaks three languages. Now, Sun is a candidate for her BFA in General Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Arts. In the year 2021, her series of garments will be present in the MICA Multi-Media Event (MME).