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The Invisible Child Grows Up,


Lecture performance with wearables, texts, found photographs and objects

This lecture performance uses a tangled, multivocal combination of archival historical records, fictive responses, speculative texts, autoethnographic and interviewee accounts of lived mixed race experience in Hong Kong and the UK, as well as found photographs and wearables. It unsettles the origins and ongoing attitudes towards Chinese and white mixed race identity in Hong Kong, from stigma to fetishization, and how assumptions along that continuum are shaped by discredited but still prevalent racial hierarchical norms. In the bodily lived experience of mixed race, binary oppositions make no sense, there can be no fault line of ‘them’ and ‘us’ within the body. Not half but both.

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26 July 2023 in Closer Together, RMIT Gallery, Naarm | Melbourne, Australia; 13 June 2021 in System Dreams, SCM, HK; 14 Nov 2021 in Fault Lines, Present Projects, HK 

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