陈嘉璐 Chen Jialu
Linger Between The Seven Sister Reefs, 2020, fishing net, computer embriodery, cotton, cement, palm print
The inspiration for this story comes from the famous Hong Kong urban legend, the Seven Sisters. Legend has it that in North Point, Hong Kong, there were seven sisters who become a sworn sisters, but when the parents of one of the sisters betrothed one of the sisters to another, the sisters decided to keep their vow and threw themselves into the sea. The next day the villagers searched for the Seven Sisters without success, but found seven reefs in the sea that did not exist before, shaped like seven sisters, so they named the seven reefs the "Seven Sisters Rocks". In the 1930s, when the government reclaimed the land to build houses, the Seven Sisters Rock was buried underground. There are many different versions of the legend of the Seven Sisters, as well as a number of film and television productions based on them, and their stories and impressions are deeply embedded in my childhood memories. They are often portrayed in these mainstream narratives as sacrificial victims or fierce women. But in this work, I have used the Seven Sisters' Reef as a place to stop and rest on the journey, to express my identification and closeness to this group of female.
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