Diaspora Bingo (FILX edition)

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2018

Diaspora Bingo (FILX edition) is a text-based installation that appropriates the form of user-generated bingo cards — popular online memes which are usually tailored to specific communities or fandoms — to convey some of the lived experiences of the Filipino and broader Asian Australian diaspora. Consisting of a mixture of statements, stereotypes, questions and truths sampled from his own encounters as well as those of his family, friends and peers, Diaspora Bingo explores the potential of memetic humour and exchange to empower generations of diasporic communities to acknowledge and unlearn cultural shame.