20 minute video work, I have arrived at Yellow, Solo show at Tuggeranong Arts Centre
10 minute live performance, Live Dreams: Distance, Performance Space. Curated by Talia Smith
10 minute live performance, Be With Festival, Meraki Arts. Curated by Bonnie Cowan
10 minute video work with sculptures, Solo show at Seventh Gallery
12 minute live performance, Hello Nei Hou Ma, Articulate Project Space. Curated by Pamela Leung and Rachael Kiang
In Nothing Happened Here 呢度冇事發生, the artist eats a substance made from a failed recipe of 腸粉 (steamed rice rolls) while singing and reciting public memories of the 2019 movement in Hong Kong. She feeds, recites, chews, sings, eats, spits and repeats simultaneously. She aims to archive the voices of Hong Kongers’ in her body. Every word that passes through her throat was collected from online comments, lyrics and an anonymously written history book. The substance passes in and out of her mouth as Hong Kong’s political trauma corrodes in between bodies and societies. The performance traverses through conflicting feelings of self-censorship, protection from violence, grief, fear and refusal to accept the erasure of Hong Kong. This work asks: What does diaspora mean when place and culture is being erased from afar? How can a personal body archive a political history? How can this body become an instrument of anti-erasure amidst cultural cleansing?