Performance (Duration: 30 minutes)
Of Transience, Encounters and Endless Enigma
1a Space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Lion dance is one of the intangible cultural heritages of Hong Kong. I appear with the lion head inside a truck. The lion dance heads and lions, which are motionless, with eyes closed, are tied to my body like a baby, showing a familiar but strange posture. I sang the soprano opera song “Vocalise” written by a famous Russian classical composer and pianist Rachmaninoff. It seems as if I was singing a lullaby for a lion sleeping in my arms, or a requiem for the king of beasts who has been killed and made into fur. It is expected to construct a mixed nationality background, to create a kind of aesthetics that goes beyond space-time and worldview.
Florence Lam © 2021