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Chun Hua Catherine Dong's Yellow Umbrella performance in Montreal: 12 females hold yellow umbrellas to meditate their political situation Yellow-Umbrella-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-05Chun Hua Catherine Dong's Yellow Umbrella performance in Montreal: 2 females hold yellow umbrellas and hug each otherChun Hua Catherine Dong's Yellow Umbrella performance in Montreal: 3 females point audiences with their yellow umbrellasYellow-Umbrella-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-01

“The Yellow Umbrella—An Unfinished Conversation” is a performance that involves twelve performers engaging with yellow umbrellas. In this work, the performers all wear white surgical masks and grey dresses. They stand in a row, repeating ten gestures. They hold each gesture for two minutes and then move to the next one in a sequence.The umbrella is a symbol of protection and resistance. This performance seeks an intersection where aesthetics and politics ignite each other, exploring how symbolic and situational behaviors impact on our perception in regards to specific social movements and activism. It is relevant to open conversations about how to transform social and political landscapes through embodied gestures, examining relationships between the citizens and the place they live, between what they have lost and what they have gained in social political transformations.

This performance was performed at  MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montreal, Canada on Feb 7, 2015 Performed by: Zoe Bacchus, Kelsey Duffy, Bailey Eng, Alida Esmail, Maggy Flynn, Lucy Fandel, Brittney Gering, Olivia. Faye Lathuilliere, Natalie Montalvo, Kim L. Rouchdy, Mira Fister-Tadic, Mary Williamson.

Photo credit: Laurence Poirier

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Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - To Rebel is Justified, at MAI, MontrealTo-Rebel-is-Justified-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-01To-Rebel-is-Justified-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-02Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - To Rebel is Justified, at MAI, MontrealTo-Rebel-is-Justified-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-08Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - To Rebel is Justified, at MAI, MontrealTo-Rebel-is-Justified-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-05

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - To Rebel is Justified, at MAI, Montreal

This exhibition at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) consists 12 pieces of 40’’x50’’performance-based photographs titled “To Rebel is Justified” and a video documentation of a live performance, “ The Yellow Umbrella – An Unfinished Conversation.”

photo credit: Paul Litherland

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