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Chun Hua Catherine Dong painted her body red and wore diaper, living with strangers hired from Craigslist in a red room as their child. Chun Hua Catherine Dong is laying on the floor like a hopeless babyChun Hua Catherine Dong painted her body red and wore diaper, living with strangers hired from Craigslist in a red room as their child. Chun Hua Catherine Dong is sitting on her parents' back like a ghost childChun Hua Catherine Dong painted her body red and wore diaper, living with strangers hired from Craigslist in a red room as their child. Chun Hua Catherine Dong is sitting on her father's lap like a giant unhappy babyChun Hua Catherine Dong painted her body red and wore diaper, living with strangers hired from Craigslist in a red room as their child. Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fed by her fatherRed-Baby-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-06Red-Baby-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-01Chun Hua Catherine Dong painted her body red and wore diaper, living with strangers hired from Craigslist in a red room as their child. the red baby is having bedtime story

Red Baby consists of 30 staged photographs depicting a family of mixed race parents and a child. I painted my body red, wearing a diaper and fake mouthpiece, and I lived with strangers hired from Craigslist for eight hours in a red room, as their child. They were asked to feed me, play with me, pamper and take care of me. In this work, the “red baby” is a symbol for contemporary China, caught between east and west. The baby, symbolic of both communist and capitalist influences, is also a future model for social transformation, imagining a new utopia.

photo by Dayna Danger, performed by Wing Sze Tsang-Hy, Peter Meritzis

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Chun Hua Catherine Dong invited a ballerina, a dominatrix, and a monk to improvise a performance at a gallery opening in Montreal. The Ballerina is dancing and an audience might have a thought in his mindChun Hua Catherine Dong invited a ballerina, a dominatrix, and a monk to improvise a performance at an exhibition opening in Montreal. All performers are bowing to the dominatrixSymbiosis-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-11Chun Hua Catherine Dong invited a ballerina, a dominatrix, and a monk to improvise a performance at an exhibition opening in Montreal. the ballerina is dancing while the monk is meditatingChun Hua Catherine Dong invited a ballerina, a dominatrix, and a monk to improvise a performance at an exhibition opening in Montreal. the dominatrix is putting needles on the dominated girl's arm

 

Two hours at Art Mur, Montreal, 2013
I invited A professional ballerina, a dominatrix who has over 25 year experiences in Montreal BDSM scene, and a monk (performed by an performance artist), to an exhibition opening to improvise a show without any rehearsal. The only instruction I gave to them is to try to engage with each other around every 10 minutes.
A performance blurs boundaries between high art and low art, religion and fetish, private and public, striving to install a model for social transformation that possibly could create a new way to look at utopia.
performed by Paula Duffy, Vikou Qi’anne, and Mistress Sugah, and cyranova, photo by Eric Tschaeppeler

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