Pregnancy (II)

Performance: 10 days in the City of Dublin, Ireland,  2014

 

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014,  she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage, and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014, she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage,  and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014, she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage,  and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014, she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage,  handed it to pedestrians, and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014,  she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage, and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is at Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland 2014,  she held an picture of a woman in a dog cage, and matched with many women to support Abortion Right.

“Pregnancy” is a 10 day durational performance. i was invited to attend Dublin Live Art Festival in September 2014. Since the day I landed to Dublin, I transformed myself to a pregnant woman.  I was like that wherever I went and whatever I did in public.  I locked myself in a dog cage in a public space for six hours. I also attended Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland on September 27,2014, and marched with 5000 people. This performance ended at Dublin airport where I left Dublin.

After coming back to Montreal, I felt tremendous sense of lose, 10 day experience of being a pregnant woman really made me believe that “baby” was part of me. It felt so beautiful to be a pregnant woman, and I appreciate that I have had a chance lived like that for 10 days. 

For more info about ” Pregnancy” in a cage, please visit the link below
http://chunhuacatherinedong.com/portfolio/pregnancy-i/

photo credit: Róisín Murphy