Lu Lin will be performing at In Het Klad on This Art Fair
“Reading Reading My Panties”
In Asian, talking or showing panties is registered as tabooed, unchaste, and rebellious. In Asian traditional belief that it is bad luck to walk under clothes used to cover women’s private parts. In 2021, a group of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar hanged women’s clothes across the streets to stall the advance of the military, in yet another creative way of protest people in the country are using to assert their defiance against the junta. And for patriarchal reasons, walking under women’s panties signals losing power. Through the performance, the performer will use the act of hanging as a main way of presenting with reading as a narrative forming a daily scenario. Hanging as a pretest aims to trigger the thinking of unconscious response of shyness or awkwardness through pushing the boundaries of discomfort.