Wai Ting Loretta Lau was born in British Hong Kong. She worked as a visual arts teacher for 7 years, witnessing big changes since Hong Kong handover to China from the UK colonization. In 2018, she established herself in Prague as a political performance artist. Her relocating made her join one of the most recent waves of diaspora of the post-80’s generation.

Her first performance on 4th June 2019 entitled “Letter to my people” in DOX – Centre For Contemporary Art, which pays tribute to Liu Xiao- bo, the only Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner, and to the deceased students who sacrificed their lives for the brighter future of humanity. The executor shaved her hair as a symbol of impending prison sentence. On 10th October 2019, she presented a public art performance – ‘Memory Eraser’ in the National Theater in Prague.

Recently, her projects comment with distinctive meditative-poetical methods on politically sensitive topics, spanning from the coronavirus crisis, through actual Hong Kong protests to the role of women in contemporary society. Her works are searching the boundaries between political and personal identities, which are now exhibiting throughout Europe and being collected by auction house Fabiani Arte in Italy.

致逝者, Acknowledge – Ritual to the deceased

2020, Intermedia performance
If the authorities never acknowledge your death, we do! If your soul can’t escape the metro where you got murdered, we come over! If your sacrifice doesn’t appear to the eyes of the world, we spread your message!
Thousands of suspicious deaths were found in the ongoing Hong Kong protests. Naked corpses were found floating in the sea, suspectedly killed by a 2-meter fall. People ‘commit suicide’ every day with brunt trauma wounds all over their bodies without suicide notes… Following a preliminary autopsy, police asserted that no foul play was suspected.
The body is a temple of the soul; the body is the medium between the mental and the physical world; the body is our last weapon to fight against the enemy. If there is no free will, there is no free body. You used your own body to defend our field, our will and our value. You brought a new stage of our life, and we will continue to ignite candle lights day by day, year after year, until the day we glory our land.
Video: Jakub Zajicek
Photo: Juan David Cevallos
Sonic Artist: Barry Wan
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