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Chun Hua Catherine Dong's performance, Yellow Umbrella, in New York: twelve performers engage with yellow umbrellas and repeat symbolic gestures.Yellow-Umbrella-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-01Yellow-Umbrella_Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong_Select-Fair_02Chun Hua Catherine Dong's performance, Yellow Umbrella, in New York: twelve performers wear surgical masks and engage with yellow umbrellas while repeating symbolic gestures. Yellow-Umbrella-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-05

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's performance, Yellow Umbrella, in New York: twelve performers wear surgical masks and engage with yellow umbrellas while repeating symbolic gestures.

” Yellow Umbrella – An Unfinished Conversation,” 2015, Performance, two hours at Select Art Fair in New York, represented by Franklin Furnace, a work by Chun Hua Catherine Dong.

“The Yellow Umbrella—An Unfinished Conversation” is a performance that involves twelve performers engaging with yellow umbrellas. 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.

Performed by Liliana Argumedo, Lean Aron, Hilary Brown, Ann Chiaverini, Jessica Cipriano, Kristin Draucker, Julie Edwards,Marie Christine Katz,  Kim L Rouchdy, Maria Sprowls, Mira Fister-Tadic,   Mary Williamson,

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Freedom, Democracy, and Vote

 

Chun hua Catherine Dong painted a USA map upside down and put a red carpet on floorChun hua Catherine Dong gave red envelopes to audiencesChun hua Catherine Dong lift her middle fingers, audiences shout FREEDOM three timesWhen Chun Hua Catherine Dong showed her ass, audiences shouted at VOTE three timesWhen Chun Hua Catherine Dong bowed her head, audiences shouted DEMOCRACY three timesChun Hua Catherine Dong scratched heart shapes on a upside down USA mapChun Hua Catherine Dong transformed herself to a womanAudiences shot Chun Hua Catherine Dong's naked body with ink and rice on a upside down USA map

45 minutes at Grace Exhibition Space, 2015

photo credit: Maria Fernada Hubert and Chun Hua Catherine Dong

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Come Home

 

Come-Home-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-14Chun Hua Catherine Dong's performance in New York: she wrapped rice with red handkerchiefs, press the rice ball on her forehead and call her name to come home three times with her 	Chinese dialectChun Hua Catherine Dong's performance in New York: she wrapped rice with red handkerchiefs, press the rice ball on her forehead and call her name to come home three times with her 	Chinese dialectChun Hua Catherine Dong's performance in New York: she wrapped rice with a red handkerchief and form it to a rice ball, an audience was making his own rice ballCome-Home-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-22Come-Home-Chun-Hua-Catherine-Dong-10

1. I place a handkerchief on floor, fill the handkerchief with a bowl of rice, and tie it to a rice ball.

2. I press the rice ball on my forehead and call my name to come home three times with my local dialect, and then replace it on floor.
3. Audiences are encouraged to participate. When one makes rice ball, one will be suggested call out one’s name to come home with one’s own language, take the rice ball to home, put it beside one’s pillow for three nights, and then cook the rice and eat it.

90 minutes at Songs For Presidents in New York, 2015, 100 handkerchiefs, 100 ribbons, 70 pounds rice, and a suitcase. ( curated by Frances Cooper, photo credit: Mark Hayes and Frances Cooper)

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