Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame | Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Launch and performance - 7pm, 4 November 2016
4 November - 9 December 2016
Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame examines the visual culture of shame in relation to the body, subjects and power in contemporary art. Over the past three years, Chun Hua Catherine Dong has been creating this series of works that integrates performance, photography, video, and installation. Her focus is exploring the visual culture of shame associated with vulnerability in its personal and socio-political dimensions, deconstructing the experience of shame through gestures, moments, and audience participation. In her practice, she considers feminism, globalization, and psychoanalysis, positioning shame as a feminist strategy of resistance - an ethical practice that seeks altered states of consciousness that possibly leads to restore dignity and humanity.