一個神話的追跡 = The legend, sealed and unsealed

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Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

Event Title

Cultural Magazine Series, 2003-04

Document Type

Public Seminar




5:30 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.


1/F, Library Foyer, Lingnan University


Lo Yuen Yi's research explores the impact and significance of a dying secret women’s writing script, nushu in both her drawing practice and contextual writing. Nushu , believed to be created by women, was a secret script used exclusively among women in Shangjiangxu Township, Jiangyong County, Hunan Province, China. Nushu, the unique writing tool, went beyond the boundaries of the universal language where their particularities had not been expressed. Through generations of practices, some women had defined for themselves positive terms in their contexts and produced their records with nushu in both writing and embroidery work. She explores to draw into the transposition of space with the inspiration of nushu that has enlightened the possibility of articulating through a unique and different mode of language.

With drawing as the core of my creative practice, she has been producing series of work by exerting some gendered stereotyped Chinese characters and the textural representations of nushu. While the intensity of her drawing suggests filling the time and space, her methodology through the use of mechanical prints, audio records, and video clips are explorations in the making of self through a unique and different script.

”The legend, sealed and unsealed” series display her recent practices, and some video and audio works. While gallery space is designed for showing artworks, non-gallery space within academic institutions, relatively un-defined for exhibiting, is more challenging and innovative, enhances exchanges between fine art and various disciplines. Such execution concurs to her practices that suggest modes of fluidity, ever-changing characteristics, and making dialogues with the space, all of which explore the possibility of articulating through a different language within the universal culture.


Cantonese; English

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LO Yuen-yi is a PhD candidate of Wimbledon School of Art, UK. Her recent exhibitions include: “Ten thousand Li”, a three-year tour in the UK, 2002-2004; Drawing demonstration in the “Big Draw Campaign” at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2002. Her major publication A journal of nushu, written in Chinese, was published by the Association for the Advancement of Feminism in 2003 in Hong Kong.

Recommended Citation

羅婉儀 (2004,3月1日)。一個神話的追跡 = The legend, sealed and unsealed [視頻]。檢自 http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/224