Studio: Spring 2019 @ REDCAT Theater
Performance artist Jasmine Lin 林思穎 utilizes the ritualistic repetition of Chinese morning exercises (早操 zâo cāo) to purge the body of oppressive socialized choreographies in Morning Exorcise. They draw from Japanese Butoh and documentary theatre to create a transgressive alternative addressing the experiences, histories, and traumas of their queer body of color.
Asian America: The Future Is Now @ Highways Performance Space
in collaboration with / directed by kyoko takenaka
仪式抵抗：DOCUMENTARY IN MOTION @ Power Station of Art, Shanghai
resistance through rituals
dir. jiamin hu / choreo. jasmine lin / costume yu luo (2018)
mirror rubbing 摸鏡
no longer negotiable (group show) @ nous tous gallery, los angeles (2017)
Mirror Rubbing is a multimedia performance by dancer Jasmine Lin & animator Xingpei Shen that meditates on the vulnerable position of lesbianism in between diasporic understandings. 磨镜 [mó jìng], literally meaning “to rub or grind a mirror,” was a derogatory phrase used by Qing-dynasty male authors to refer to female-female sex. The phrase is a metaphor for two members of the same sex acting as “mirrors,” with a play on the sound [mó] also emphasizing the absence of a phallus and penetration. The performance invites the audience into the world of intersecting queer femme Chinese American identity, through a journey of reclaiming slurs, embodying fluidity, and rejecting the common tendency to homogenize and westernize queer histories.