An-Laurence Higgins - "Come Closer, (I'll tell you what I forgot)"

  • Story-Telling Performance
  • Online Installation

“Come Closer” is a story-telling solo performance/installation by artist and musician An-Laurence Higgins embodying the lost memory of transnational adoptees from China born under the birth planning policy (1979-2016). Come Closer stands for the recognition of Chinese adoptees’ experiences, and mothers and families who suffered from relinquishing or losing a child to the 35-year-long policy.

Due to the current pandemic, An-Laurence created a website version of the work.

Click here to view the (this will open in a new window)digital installation.

The first iteration of the performance took place on May 15, 2021, as a livestream performance, as part of Festival Accès Asie. An-Laurence would like to warmly thank Festival Accès Asie and Centre Oboro to have made this work’s first presentation possible through their joint Intervalles production residency.

In addition to the primary installation, An-Laurence will be presenting an artist talk on Friday, June 11th and is hosting a mail art component to this project. Click here to sign up for the artist talk, and click here to sign up for the mail art component. Everything is free of charge!


To enjoy from the comfort of where ever you may be.