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New Work at Encounter Bow

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I will be presenting new work in progress at this year's Encounter Bow, a one-day festival [Sat 12th June] exploring community care, spaces of joy and the importance of sharing and collecting stories.

三星 San Xing [Three Stars] is a feminist reimagining of Fu Lu and Shou - the San Xing, who in Chinese mythology represent fortune, prosperity and longevity. The work is a moving image portrait of three diasporic bodies that challenges Orientalist perceptions of East and Southeast Asian [ESEA] identities. Through a series of online workshops, I collaborated with actors @sigimoonlight and @elisabettygun and costume designer @christinetinghuanurquhart to devise the three characters. We drew on ESEA cosmologies to find new motifs and aesthetics to represent complex identities. These embodied aesthetics hold stories from the past, present and future of our diasporic experiences.

Encounter Bow is curated by Moi Tran of @east_asian_ticket_club.
Cinematography: @winstanwhitter
Production Assistant: @sophialee.x
Commissioned by and filmed at @chisenhaledance

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