About me (in a nut shell)
daily dissent & radical softness
Carielyn aka 'aliencry' is a multimedia artist & serial story-peddler working predominantly in videopoetry. Integrating her background in screen with a love of literary arts, Carielyn combines elements of poetry, moving image and video performance to explore her experiences and insights as a Filipina Hong-Kong Australian woman of colour. She is interested in exploring ideas of daily dissent & ‘radical care’ through a decolonial gaze.
Often depicting herself in her art, Carielyn’s work explores the body in relation to Earth & nature as a site of devastation as well as resilience. She is interested in the role of the artist as a conduit or channel for cross-cultural dialogues which lend living, breathing space to explore the ongoing ravages of the colonial project. Her art is a form of personal catharsis which seeks to address the wider frame in which it exists. Carielyn is interested in poetic arts & storytelling as a form of healing, believing that shared expression is key to nurturing empowered individuals and creating flourishing, sustainable communities.
Carielyn’s work has been in Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, and SBS among other projects & publications. She has exhibited at Lowbrow Denver; Commune Sydney; Sad & Asian New York; Amber Rose’s Slutwalk in LA; and Usapan Sa La Mesa community events by Eme Talastas-Dela Rosa. She is inspired by the art, energy & work of Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Michelle Cahill, Vandana Shiva, Ninotchka Rosca, Dawn Mabalon, Pacita Abad, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Frantz Fanon, Frida Kahlo & the films of Wong Kar-wai — and so many incredible people who inspire her everyday in worlds of ways.