If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now
January 16, 2019
During the grand opening of Su Misu’s exhibition on January 16, Chi-Wen Gallery will present a special appearance by writer and celebrated drag artist Victoria Sin from London.
Produced exclusively by Chi-Wen Gallery and for one night only, Victoria Sin will present ‘If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now’, a performance using storytelling, drag, and elements of Taiwanese and Chinese opera to question how language not only gives shape to thought, but shapes thought. The performance will stage a conversation between a desiring queer body and a traditional Taiwanese instrument, the Pipa. Set in Chi-Wen Gallery’s own water garden, the work will bring together narrative and image in order to bring to light how identity and experience are not only represented but also created and reinforced through language.
Born in 1991 in Toronto CA, Victoria Sin is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.