In this performance series, I am re-tracing lineages that have been disrupted, as a result of migration, from the South Fujian Province of China to Java, Singapore and Malaysia.Coming from the premise that all of human living is performed, I choose to activate this process of uncovering my roots through my body and its voice – my ancestral template is embedded within my physiological being.
Stories from the Body #1 was first performed in Indonesia at Arts Island Festival 2014 in Klungkung (Bali), Kediri (East Java), Undisclosed Territory#8 Performance Art Festival in Solo and Bedog Arts Festival 2014 in Yogyakarta. This puyong-pontianak entity was then incorporated into one of the scenes for Palimpsest Performance #1 at Woodford Academy, The Blue Mountain's oldest surviving building.
All images are taken by Watan Wuma at Undisclosed Territory#8, Studio Plesungan, Solo, Indonesia. Curated by Melati Suryodormo.