“you used to tell me 白素貞 & 小青 were in love,” 2023, handbuilt ceramic altar, 36 x 18 x 18 inches
Whenever my grandmother would stay with my family, the first thing she and I would do together was watch a Chinese opera about a female white snake spirit, 白素貞 & a genderless green snake spirit, 小青. Grandma recount how the story was one of betrayal at the hands of men, and the salvation brought by the enduring love of 小青 for 白素貞.
This altar commemorates queer survival and community support during a time in which our existence is threatened by individual and state violence. It is a portal to commune with and call upon the strength of queer and trans ancestors.
Installation photos @ AS220 Blackbox Theatre