Dear Raymond (solo performance) + Dear Butt (Polaroid Installation)

a recovering journey

  

-Dear Raymond-
This work is about my journey & my survival. I decided to move on with my life with courage, but by no means do I want to forget the nightmare that I experienced in 2013. That is why I challenge myself to undergo it again in the solo. In doing so, I can connect & apologize to the old me – the best way I know how – through  dance performance.

Still to this day, the speedboat driver has not apologized for his action. Due to political & financial troubles, I refrained from filing a lawsuit. I believe, through art this case will be heard! I aim to be strong & inspiring in this performance, so that those who come in contact with “Dear Raymond” can obtain strength & perseverance.

Positive, Love & Passion.

-Dear Butt-
1st August 2013, the left side of my butt muscle was cut off by the propeller of the speedboat while I was canoeing in Tioman Island,Malaysia. I survived. I had done more than 10 reconstructive operations. The doctors had to make skin transplants,muscles transplants, blood vessel transplants & intestine operations etc. Though my body is full of scars I am able to dance again. The Butt has become a sensitive matter for me after the accident. This installation serves as a part of my solo research & as a part of my healing process. I lost my butt & I miss it very much.

-Music-
Hang On Little Tomato by Pink Martini

-Event-
Solo research during the “Choreographic Dialogues” residency   program with dialogue partner, Verena Billinger at PACT in 2015.
Premiere at “Es wird sogar schön” in Essen.
Performed at P-Bodies#1 in Leipzig, Unitanz in Lecce, RAW ARTS SPACE in Kuala Lumpur  and G-SIX STUDIO in Johor Bahru .

Photo Credit : Ng Chor Guan