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  • Touching Happiness

    March 4, 2014 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News |

    Touching Happiness

    Photography by Jamie Baker

    3 hours, 04/01/2014 @ CiYun Taoism Temple, XiaoZhou Village, GuangZhou

    I was 24 weeks pregnant on the 4th of Jan 2014.

    I blew 200 balloons in duration of 3 hours. Audience are encouraged to take away of the red balloons as sign of sharing happiness. The audience were also invited to touch my pregnant belly. Inspired by Chinese custom “ Touch Blessing ”

    There was hidden noise sensor, when their hand reaches my belly. They hear mixed sound of temple bell and my son’s heartbeats ( baby heart beats) ! This is a sensitive, peaceful and spiritual ceremony but based on trust.

    This performance took place as part of GuangZhou Digitalive Exhibition.

    “DigitaLive is an experiment and a fusion of what is live and digital. It takes place from November 30 2013 to January 26 2014 at the YouYou Contemporary Art Centre in Guangzhou showcasing art works of eight chinese and eight scandinavian contemporary artists.” 

       ERIC ANDERSEN, Denmark

    JOHN COURT, Finland

    DONG JINLING, China

    YINGMEI DUAN, China

    FENG FENG, China

    HUANG RUI, China

    MAGNUS LOGI KRISTINSSON, Iceland

    ECHO MORGAN, China

    OU ZHIHANG, China

    LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN, Denmark

    BJORN VENO, Norway

    ROI VAARA, Finland

    ELIN WIKSTRÖM, Sweden

    XIAO LU, China
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    jade-buddha_my-precious

    October 2, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News |

    Jade Buddha

    Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István

    3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor flea market

    During Cultural Revolution red guards cut off Buddha heads from the temple to destroy the tradition, religion and history. My father’s antique passion is collecting jade and Buddha head. Bankrupted and lonely, he brushes his jade days and night. Outdoor flea market, where people are looking for things used, interesting and cheap.

    A place for a lost buddha.

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    Sete Warrior

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    October 1, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News |

    Sete Warrior Live Performance

    Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden and Yau Wen

    3 Hours Lipsticks, sete traditional water jousting shield and jousting pole, white French girl’s outfit @Sete, Infr’action,14.09.2013 My uncle used to call me the Don Quixote. I was excited to discover the famous sport in Sete: Water Jousting and noticed it’s a game for boys only. I covered my body with red lipsticks to create an image of a very feminine modern water jousting warrior. During the three hours performance I began unexpectedly crying.

     

     

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    Chinese Zezette

    September 30, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News |

    Chinese Zezette

    Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István

    3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market

    ZeZette (traditional cookie from Sète,France) I ate the first fortune cookie when I arrived in London. It’s a Chinese symbol created by American consumerism but not popular in Mainland China. Shaped like the folded version of local cookie zezettes. I plan to invite audience to think, interact and make me as a Chinese zezettes. I set inside a box cover and decorated like a table. Only head is visible. Covered with note that reference the words people found in Chinese fortune cookies. Baking ingredients for Zezettes are places on the table labelled with different meanings. Audiences are invited to cover my head with:

    flour(Culture Heritage) wine (Westernisation), baking powder(Communism education),milk(Consumerism)

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    Chicken Soup

    September 23, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News |

    Chicken Soup Live Performance

    30 min, Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Joachim Axelsson and Yau Wen

    Live chicken, tent, soup, knife, and 10 min film projection @Sete, Infr’action12.09.2013

    My mum was born at the Chinese year of rooster, she has a scar like the shape of a rooster. She always describes herself as the elegant proud animal. Born in 1957, her childhood was during The Three Years of Great Chinese Famine. In her memory, killing and eating a rooster was a family celebration, a joyful experience that only comes once a year and often shared by the whole street. Invited by me, my mum killed, de-feathered, de-gutted, cooked and finally ate a rooster. Recorded from my mobile phone through Chinese social media, this footage was projected in the background. In contrast I was holding and comforting a live chicken, later audiences were invited to drink chicken soup with me.

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    Taped morning exercise

    September 20, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News |

    Taped morning exercise

    Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Vincent Campos and Bjorn Veno

    2 hours, 11 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market

    Be persistent in training! Strengthen our bodies! Study diligently! Serve our motherland!

    Radio gymnastic exercise (Guangbo Ticao 广播体操) is part of the school curriculum in most primary (age 6-11) and secondary (age 12-17) schools in China. Every morning at 6:10am. As a communist child I was a monitor since the age of 4. One of my daily duties was lend the morning exercise. In this performance follow the Chinese Radio gymnastic exercise music. I will begin to practice morning exercise, during Two-hour session, I gradually wrap brown tapes around my body until I can’t move.

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    Brushing Jade_Father’s Jade

    September 19, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News |

    Performance by Echo Morgan, 17. 09 . 2013 @ Sumarria Lunn Gallery, Live Performance: 1 Hours

    waxed huddha head and bodysuit, tight rope, toothbrushes, 10 min film projection on loop @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 17.09.2013.

    At the Closing evening of Tightrope, I performed the final part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Father’s Jade. I wore a waxed Buddha head and bodysuit, my body was covered with green clay and audiences were invited to brush the clay off my body. A film of me brushing jade and my father was projected at the background wall.

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    Jade Buddha

    September 8, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News |

    Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha Live Performance

    3 Hours, Photography by Paul Neave

    Scaffolding, safety net,waxed buddha head, brush, body

    @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 05.09.2013

    At the private view of Tightrope, I performed the first part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha I wore a waxed buddha head, stood silently inside a scaffolding structure. My body was covered with green clay, left audience wondering what will happen in the second part of the Brushing Jade performance. Please come and join me on the 17th of September to complete my Brushing Jade performance as a whole.

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    Be the Inside of the Vase_Live Performance

    April 24, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News |

    Be the Inside of the Vase

    Photography by Jamie Baker

    Live Performance, 4 hours @Royal College of Art 25.04.2012

    Clay, body paint, Chinese tissue paper, willow sculpture, audio

    In China, people give a life size Vase as a gift for the opening of a new building, a new business. 25th of April 2012, At the opening of the new Dyson building I transformed my body into a blue and white porcelain vase. My body drifted inside the fresh and empty space, I breath with this new landmark of the Royal College of Art. Story began with my father’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whilst my voice revealed the narrative using a pre-recorded audiotape.








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    Sauce, Riceballs, Your Choice

    March 6, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News |

    Sauce, Riceballs, Your choice

    Photography by Jamie Baker

    3 hours, 09 . 03 . 2013 @ café Gallery

    Three Cannon Balls (traditional dish from Chengdu, China) My head and two heads are covered by glutinous rice that sculptured as balls, There are three bows of sauce: soybean powder, Chinese red sugar and sesame seeds. Each sauce is labelled by me: soybean powder: Culture Heritage, Chinese red sugar: Communism education, and sesame seeds: Westernization. Audients are invited to dress me with choice of those three sauces.

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    Balls of Steel_Live Performance

    October 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News |

    Balls of Steel

    Live Performance, 4 hours

    Photography by Jamie Baker

    04.10. 2012 @ Blackall Studios

    People always say that I have balls. I am a tiny Chinese girl, hair doesn’t even grow much on me. But apparently I have balls. Big heavy balls. The empire of china cut off the male servant’s balls so he remains the only man in the Forbidding City; Priest cut off the choir boy’s balls so they have better sweeter voice. My balls are my thoughts, my balls are my emotions, my balls are my baggage of memory, my ball are filled with air, my balls are light as feather… Ball of steel… Come to tingle my rusty bell, I will sing for you, I will tell you a story…









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    Sleeping Russia

    January 23, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News |

    Sleeping Russia

    Live Performance 10 min

    Photography by Jamie Baker

    2011 @ St Petersburg

    A land not mine, still forever memorable, the waters of its ocean chill and fresh. Sand on the bottom whiter than chalk, and the air drunk, like wine, late sun lays bare the rosy limbs of the pinetrees. Sunset in the ethereal waves: I can not tell if the day is ending, or the world, or if the secret of secrets is inside me again.

    Anna Akhmatova

     

     

     

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