The Wall

Performance: 60 minutes atMuseo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico,  2018

 

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper while her partner gives a speech

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper in museo de la Ciudad, Mexico

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper in museo de la Ciudad, Mexico

Chun Hua Catherine Dong reads shredded paper

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper while her partner gives a speech

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper while her partner gives a speech

Chun Hua Catherine Dong stamps ENTRY and turns on light, and stamps NO and turns off light every 30 seconds

Chun Hua Catherine Dong invites audiences to give a speech about walls

Chun Hua Catherine Dong uses a soldier toy as a symbol of defence.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong uses a soldier toy as a symbol of defence.

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is fishing on shredded paper while her partner gives a speech

Chun Hua Catherine Dong invites audiences to give a speech about walls

Chun Hua Catherine Dong invites audiences to investigate immigration policies

Chun Hua Catherine Dong drops blood on wall

Chun Hua Catherine Dong throws red balls to audiences

Chun Hua Catherine Dong invites audiences to destroy the walls

Chun Hua Catherine Dong invites audiences to destroy the walls

“The Wall” is a performance that investigates current global migration situation and human conditions through shredded paper. When we talk about walls in relation to borders, we often think about physical walls, such as walls between USA and Mexico border or The Berlin Wall. However, what really stop people from crossing borders is not just a physical wall, but an invisible one – paper –  immigration paper, refugee policies, and laws . The shredded paper in this work is a destroyed wall and an evidence of unsustainable civilization. And I use fishing as a method of political investigation and inquiry.

This performance seeks intersections created by experiences of immigration and globalization. it raises awareness of our current global migration crisis, looking beyond national border and our shared responsibilities as citizen of the world, and how we continue to see ourselves in each other, and how we create a space that are grounded in inclusiveness and respect for dignity and freedom we all deserve.

Performed with Elizabeth Ross
Photo credit: El Muro Diego Mateos