In contemporary Viet Nam, China, and Korea (among other Asian countries), popular cultural production has opened up new modes of transnational subjectivity, questioning the boundaries of community, identity, and identification. How are national and consumer desires linked? Boy bands such as Fahrenheit and Super Junior and male pop stars such as Jay Chou, Lam Truong, and Wang Lee Hom have cultivated international followings of screaming fans. The boy bang/gang band project consists of (campy?) images of faux pan-Asian boy bands and solo performers in various guises and costumes, examining the borders of spectacle, (homoerotic) desire, translation, audience, and affect.
Viet Le; Pop Tarts (Photographic Portfolio). positions 1 August 2012; 20 (3): 877–883. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-1593528
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