ang kia yee

mooooooooooooooooooood (2020)







mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood*

A tank is filled with hot water, and chrysanthemum flowers are poured in for steeping. Everyone waits as the flowers and water meet, mix, and permeate each other.

I bow forward and dip my head into the tank. It's very hot. There is red yarn in my hair. We facilitate a mutual flavouring, a co-steeping of materials and feelings.

After, I distribute dry chrysanthemum flowers for the possibility of steeping elsewhere, in other times and spaces.

Everyone participated: tank, hot water, chrysanthemum flowers, yarn, bowl, hair, body, flood light, white wall, audience, curled spine, corner of the room,...

Created & performed by
Ang Kia Yee

Supported by
Wuwei Performance
Louise Marie Lee
Tan Xing Zhi
June Ong

Photographs
Louise Marie Lee and Veronyka Lau


Performance(s)
Wuwei Performance Series 6, Coda Culture / 11 January 2020

*The title is meant to expand and shrink to fill the space it occupies. As such the number of “o”s is variable. When I have the brain cells for the task, I will try to code this logic here.


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