xiouping aka (TNT) Taiwanese & Texan, An American new genres, multi-displinary artist; as well as a writer. Their works form a narrative that only can be told by merging and mixing mediums of performance, sound, video, and sculpture. xiouping investigates the silence of faded stories untold. Meditating on the diaspora of animacy, she aims to illuminate the ways a native tongue can be lost through extinction and annihilation. Languages are cultural archives and reserves of community identity. In assimilation they have historically been targeted for destruction. She is examining the repository archives and the relationship bracketed between the spaces. Exploring the tension between the emergence and disappearance, and considering how what seems natural is often a cultural fabrication. xiouping has a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, and a MFA in New Genres/Social Practice from Otis College of Art and Design. She has shown works in San Francisco, New York, L.A., and Mexico City. Currently, she lives in Venice Beach.