Thu 7 Jun, 6.30 pm
To commemorate the second annual Hauser & Wirth Exchange Residency for Post-MFA Students, we are pleased to present ‘When the peaks of our washing sound come together, my tree house will have a roof’ performed by residency alumni, Sichong Xie. This durational performance, in the Garden at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, examines memory and identity through movement and repetition. The artist encourages the audience to walk around the site and amidst the performers to experience the work from different angles.
This event is free, however, reservations are recommended.
Sichong Xie seeks to be a cultural organiser who utilises body-based sculptural forms (masks / costumes / objects) transforming discarded materials and disregarded spaces by using the tools of humor and absurdity. By placing traditional sculptural forms within new sites, materials, and social constructs, she investigates these forms and movements within global communities to re-consider and re-envision shared spaces and performative practices. In the summer of 2016 and 2017, she was a fellowship artist in the Watermill Center for Performance in Long Island, NY. In July 2017, she was an artist in residency at the Hauser & Wirth Somerset, U.K. During the three-week intensive workshops and practices, she collaborated with two other dancers, creating a piece called ‘Walking With The Disappeared,’ which is a three hour endurance performance integrated with dance, experimental theatre and installations. Xie is currently artist in residency at The Reef in Los Angeles.
Her practice deals with issues of identity, politics, cross-culturalism, and the surreal characteristics of her body in the ever-changing environment. Her current body of work features the urgent tendency of diversifying relationship structures in China. It’s a visual description about housed memory, a portrait of family of three, a store of falling memories, embracing and embraced.
Image provided by Sichong Xie