Invisibility Cloak

2020

Documentation of a single ‘invisibility cloak’ for a paused series of works, The invisible child grows up

Working on a lecture-performance and site-specific walking tours that entwine accounts of Hong Kong mixed race identity formation, experiences, colonial records and speculative fiction. Dozens of these ‘invisibility cloaks’, that mask age, race and gender yet simultaneously absurdly heighten visibility are ready and waiting. They’re custom made to fit mixed race collaborators who’ve shared experiences as well as body measurements, but there are enough for everyone joining to wear too, to be seen and unseen together. The gregarious, participatory works are postponed, the cloaks hang, waiting. Intimacy, assembling, mingling - the pandemic realigns meaning and possibilities, everything is paused.  

Online view in The new (ab)normal at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, June 2020 

© 2019  Kay Mei Ling Beadman