Song Dynasty

Deity-sedan-chair; Song costumes
Laurieston Arches, Glasgow Open House Festival 2017

Song Dynasty is a collaboration with my immediate family. The Songs wore identical costumes and silently processed with a deity-sedan-chair from Glasgow’s East End to the Laurieston Arches.

The deity and Song costumes expanded upon Western and South Eastern heritage, with an awkward clash and blend of cultures, mythologies and histories. They suggested an absurdly alien foreign culture which, on closer inspection, yields something more real, imposing and disturbing in its familiarity.