過眼雲煙 // Some Kind of Self

Mimi Leung, 梁靈恩

Inspired by the rich Chinese history of Bendigo (particularly the Easter Parade, the lives of the miners, the Kwun Yum Temple and Joss House) this work is a reflection on the experience of my own Chinese/Asian identity. Considering specifically the Asian-Australian identity, effects of assimilation, internalised (and external) racism and racial stereotypes and more generally the fleeting, transient nature of self. Expressing a self that is in constant flux between performance, perception, experience and, perhaps, some kind of truth.

This project is curated and originally presented by Enlighten: A Festival of Projection, a City of Greater Bendigo Event occurring in the lead up to White Night Bendigo.

Enlighten: A Festival of Projection is supported by the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the City of Greater Bendigo.