The Phoenix Lament 百鸟朝凤

The Phoenix Lament / 百鸟朝凤 (2019)

Expanded Cinema Performance by Morrison Gong & Jay Shih
16mm film, digital video, overhead projection, fog machine
0:45 excerpt of 13:09 performance documentation

Phoenix, a mythological bird that obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. “The Phoenix Lament” is an expanded cinema performance that ties personal narratives of seeking liberation and rebirth from familial shame with re-interpretation of female madness in Eastern and Western literature.