Zheyu Lin

Zheyu Lin

Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
Doctoral researcher

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Phd title: Tuning to the Grains of Time: Reconfiguration of body in music and art in 1980s China
Supervisors: Dr Gregory Salter and Dr Alexander M. Cannon
PhD History of Art


  • BA, MA in History of Art


  • PG TA for Music and its Cultures module in Music department, UoB


This interdisciplinary project examines visual and sonic bodies across painting, video artwork, performance art and popular music in 1980s China. It tunes to how the 'bodily' is represented and reshaped in various artistic productions and relates those reconfigurations with social and historical fluxes. In this way, this project strives to weave a heterogeneous bodyscape that blends with the social fabrics of the 1980s and breaths with the reverberance of the transitioning period.