Jingmang Ke is from China. He obtained a BA degree in Fashion Design from MARANGONI in Florence, Italy, and is studying MA FASHION at RCA. He likes to combine Fashion with a variety of media to express his ideas in a multidisciplinary way。
Collaborated with director Chenshuo Hsu to design and produce 6 characters for his nowness short film. Using ancient myths to talk about modern masculinity while questioning the validity of limited views of masculinity. Key findings include moving beyond duality, cultural fusion, mythological descriptions of body extension and male centaurs, using digital descriptions to advance concepts and practices of connection, fluidity, categorization and masculinity in fusion.
The narratives brought about by the era of rapid technological evolution have followed one after another. The triple helix of Celtic mythology and the Buddhist vertical Buddha are all predicting and warning that the shattering of Japan’s grand narrative in the last century is not just a single phenomenon. We are trapped in this triangular cycle, praying, losing souls, cursing, and so on. （技术物快速进化的时代带来的叙事接踵而来，凯尔特神话的三重螺旋还有佛教的竖三世佛都在预言和警示着上世纪日本宏大叙事的破灭并不只是单一现象。我们被困在这三角循环中，祈祷，失魂，诅咒，往复如此。）