Han Yi Shu

Materiality BFA
“Dial-up, a conversation between transient forms” comes from my childhood memory of connecting to the internet for the first time. Being graduating completely online makes her to realize how advanced technology is changing the world, and how people are becoming heavily dependent on it. 
Thinking about how the newest technologies are coming out at a super-fast pace, and previous products quickly fell into disuse and become forgotten, she reflects upon the vulnerability of the existence of technology products.
By collecting retro unused objects such as malfunctioned computer parts, old cassette tapes, and CDs, she uses fashion as a means to record her nostalgia towards retro technology and explore the complex connection between body, physical world, and digital world.
Image: Neon and glass
Image: Bioplastic with recycled CD
Image: Recycled CDs with 3D printed silver android pendant
Image: 3D PLA lace
Image: Repurposing a recycled keyboard.
Image: Perfume scent experiment.
Image: 3D sculpted and printed perfume bottles.
Image: Print Design
Image: Installation: Past Is Future (See "Website" Link Below)
Image: Newsprint.
Image: VHS tape.


Hanyi Nadine Shu is a designer, illustrator and multimedia artist based in Shanghai. She studies BFA Fashion Design at Parsons, specializing in materiality.

Her works often tell the story about identity, body, space, and time. Her inspiration comes from the environment we live in, the lives around us, and our connection to great nature. In many projects, she collects recyclable materials to question people's consumption and production patterns in the current era.

Her Thesis Project “Dial-up, a conversation between transient forms” is based on both physical and digital forms. She creates a series of illusory and surrealist wearable sculptures with handcrafted glass, recycled materials, and innovative 3D materials. She works on live body casting, 3D modeling, 3D print to redefine the connection between technology and body.