Wing Lam Leung
 0th, 2021
Video with sound, 9min 50s

0th is a performance video that explores the tangibility and absence/presence of language. Under the political influence of language and education policies, Leung’s native dialect—which her grandmother spoke to her growing up—is disappearing; this is further exacerbated by current social isolation protocols. Leung’s residual 'Wei Tou' dialect speaks to this blurry reminiscence, the act of 'speaking into bubbles,' and her personal history in relation to the intersecting cultures and the wider history. The bath is the space for Wing to contemplate this, with all her thoughts and struggles draining away together with the bathwater.

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