Lying in State (Liminal)
This temporal spatial installation has been an ongoing work-in-progress for the past two years. It consists of a mirrored Han Dynasty Burial suit, a clear vitrine box, and sound and projection with the source material of camcorder footage that the artist took as a raver in the 1990s. The installation is orchestrated along the diasporic states of consciousness, as defined by Homi Bhabha in his seminal post-colonial text, The Location of Culture (1994). The liberating science of groove studies, a disavowel of colonial collections, the impermanence of self, the Tibetan Bardos, and the hauntology of 1990s Gen-X rave culture are tied into the work.