KWINNIE LÊ
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Life is a performance. Aspects such as gender, class, culture etc. all carry a degree of performativity with them. Then, what does it mean to call oneself a performance artist? With a needle, I tattoo short pieces from my poems & philosophies onto my body using the handpoke technique. It is a performance that flows into my daily life. A performance that will continue for life. With the same motion, the needle going in and out, I sew the same words on textiles. It emulates the skin in which the performance has extended to a matter separate from the body & thereby creating a new body into the space. What is inked on my skin also appears on textile.
sewing skins
my broken tongue
from one to another
pain on display
your heart on my skin
xin lỗi, 2020
I can still build a home while floating, 2020
con đi đâu?, progress, 2019
more documentation can be found on my skin