The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable
Fri, 8 September 2023 - Sat, 30 September 2023
Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM (Opening event: Please join us for the exhibition's opening Friday 8th September, 6pm - 9pm. With Lydia Davies’ text and reading at 7:30pm.)
CCA Intermedia Gallery
The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable is an immersive, visceral exhibition that intertwines Chinese Zhiguai tales (“tales of the strange”) and speculative fiction. It features a 3-channel video installation accompanied by a furry textile and a scent that blends organic and non-organic elements. This exhibition seeks to address the structural oppression and systematic discrimination faced by monsterised and pathologised sexual minority bodies, specifically East Asian women. Instead of passive control and governance, the artist seeks alternative ways of self-alienation and bodily metamorphosis/modification to embody desires, thereby helping viewers process and relate to their personal and collective trauma of feeling uncategorized and being in-between.
Posted by: Wei Zhou