song dynasty ○○

Velveteen, appliquéd and dyed satin, faux fur, gold leaf, bells, PVC, wire, paper maché, foam, timber, lenticular print (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

song dynasty ○○ was the second collaboration with my immediate family: a ritualistic, circular procession of costumed Song members was documented at an outdoor location near the family home. In the exhibition context, a costume for two Song members became an artefact of an abstruse event, resisting precise location in either time or space. A lenticular print depicted the family outing, with Song members shifting from visibility to invisibility, depending on the viewing angle – intermittently occupying or deserting the landscape.

In 2020, a song dynasty ○○ video portrait surfaced on the archive.