An-Laurence Higgins Artist Talk “Come Closer, I’ll tell you what I forgot”

  • Artist Talk
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 11 June
  • FREE
  • Online
  • Artist Talk - An-Laurence Higgins - Come Closer: Mending a Broken Story Through a Collective Narrative
  • Friday June 11, 2021
  • 6-7pm

Artist and musician An-Laurence will talk about the creative process at the origin of the story-telling solo performance “Come Closer, I’ll tell you what I forgot”, a work embodying the lost memory of transnational adoptees from China born under the birth planning policy (1979-2016). Mixing autoethnography, collective narrative identities, and feminist art performance, “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.

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Due to the current pandemic, An-Laurence created a website version of the work, which you can view here.

In addition to the primary installation, An-Laurence will be presenting a mail art component to this project. Cick here to sign up for the mail art component.

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.


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