Stored-Story Body-Archive by Mariana Hahn

Exhibition: Future Life Handbook

Time: 2017/12/16 16:00

Venue: RMCA WORKSHOP

Stored-Story Body-Archive (2015/17) was initially created during an Artist Residency at Mill6 Foundation in Hong Kong, where Mariana Hahn became captivated by the story of the Zishunü(自梳女)the so-called 'self-wedded women' silk workers of the Pearl River Delta, who chose to retain their independence by refusing to marry. Some had fled to Hong Kong in the 1940s, and two were rumored to still live on Lantau Island. Hahn went there to see what traces she could find, happening also to meet one of the last of the old ‘Tanka’ (蜑家) Boat Dwellers who fish from
the island. This installation contrasts the stories and crafts of these people with our current state of cultural amnesia and careless disregard for past traditions. The ‘Tanka’ are forbidden to work beyond the threatening pylons of the newly constructed Hong Kong - Macau Bridge, and the
waters surrounding Lantau have become so polluted that fishermen are no longer able to catch enough fish. Crafts, memories and human values are irrevocably lost in the mindless march of progress. For this exhibition, Mariana Hahn brings her journey full circle: travelling to Guangzhou,
to the origins of the Zishunü sisterhood in the Pearl River Delta, she continues the research she began in Hong Kong, following the path of these remarkable women back to their roots. During an Artist Residency at RMCA, she is also developing a new performance piece, creating her own
story as an independent woman artist following in the footsteps of the Zishunü silk workers of the Pearl River Delta.

 

 

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LE MOULIN

Special Screening

Artist : Huang Ya-Li

Duration : 2018/04/15 14:00-18:00

Venue : D6,RMCA

Ancient of Days

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07

Venue : D6,RMCA

Angel's Gate

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07

Venue : D6,RMCA

Vegetable Memory

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07

Venue : D6,RMCA

 

Sweet Light

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07

Venue : D6,RMCA

Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07 Friday 15:00pm

Venue : D6,RMCA

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07  Saturday 15:00pm

Venue : D6,RMCA

 

The Passing

Bill Viola Selected Work 1977-2014

Artist : Bill Viola

Duration : 2017/09/23—2018/04/07  Sunday 15:00pm

Venue : D6,RMCA

 

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