Rose LI

No.5 : Reflections


daily practice sessions
Date: 5-18 July 2021 (except 9 july)
Time: multiple times per day at irregular hours, duration variable

No.5 : Reflections is part of Rose's performance series which began in October 2020. Each performance responds to specific research questions on how to recontextualise
Jyut Kek (Cantonese Opera) in contemporary Hong Kong. This particular practice asks: How do performers reflect on their contemporary performances?

The idea to exteriorise the reflective process stems from the impossibility to look at oneself as a performer. Reflections begins with Rose's previous performance titled The Performance is About to Begin: a three-hour live-streamed performance in Tai Kwun, where she puts on Jyut Kek makeup accumulatively while chanting the title statement.

In the practice sessions, writings on the reMarkable paper tablet will be projected live on wall, in parallel to writings on paper. Written traces will be reviewed/ reinterpreted/ destroyed/ transformed on a daily basis. In the second half of the exhibition, the question turns to how body, as a writing tool, unfolds in space.

The Performance is About to Begin is available on:

About the artist

Rose is an art practitioner and researcher who practices Jyut Kek (Cantonese Opera). She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. Intrigued by the intertwining dimensions of the stage, her research aims at revisiting the tradition of Jyut Kek through contemporary artistic practice, with autoethnographic grounding from personal experiences of training and performances. Recently, she initiated a project which consists of eight monthly performances, which will mostly take place around Hong Kong.