Visual Anthropologist & Interdisciplinary Artist
Lim Paik Yin is a visual anthropologist and an interdisciplinary artist working with the camera, and site-specific performance. Her works use the human body as a visual motif to explore the various ideologies and political forces that shape attitudes toward human bodies. Her praxis in movement explores the origins of movement and impulses, seeking to find ways to create spaces for people to move in new ways, heal and embark on a journey of self-actualization.
Her praxis in performance informs her visual anthropology research in collaboration with artists based in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia to visualize their experience while participating in trance rituals/performances through film and drawings. Currently she is serving as network head of Research & Documentation for MyDance Alliance, Malaysia 2020-2022.