• IMG_9081.jpeg/
  • IMG_8919.jpeg/
  • IMG_8922.jpeg/
  • IMG_8732.jpeg/
  • f937dcafb3249b40e997051e0e55e16c.jpeg/
  • IMG_8931.jpeg/
  • IMG_8932.jpeg/
  • 2023

    Contains it like lines of a hand

    Performer: CAO Shu 

    macalline_art_center #vortex

    The performance lecture incorporates one of Cao Shu''s self-made video games. The unfinished, decrepit game is based on the artist''s mother''s verbal account of his grandmother and, in some ways, showcases a perspective of emotional contagion exclusive to females in the last century. The game engine weaves together many fragments of the reality: life in an earthquake-resistant shelter after the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, memories during the "qigong fever" social phenomenon, myths of earth arteries, stories and narratives of deities and monsters, nightmares plagued by physical pains and wounds, and the haunting of patriarchy within a 20th-century family.