Nomadic Washerwomen

<Nomadic Washerwomen> is based on the artistic research about the “openbare wasplaats” as well as its derived folklore and Dutch soap industry.

Through video and site-specific installations, this project tries to re-create the narrative of night washerwomen legend under post-COVID context, so as to correct the discrimation and stigmatization to washerwomen and Asian female.

Through a supernatural being with divine powers intervening in the life-and-death transformation process of mundane life, this project attempts to think about local ecosystems from a folklore perspective. It explores how the supernatural is intertwined with the local environment through belief narratives and ritual performances so as to participate in reconstructing local ecosystems.