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.