Excerpts from UNFORGETTABLE GIRL | Elisabeth Gunawan
In this excerpt from her performance Unforgettable Girl, Elisabeth Gunawan challenges the white supremacist structures within our culture.
Time & Location
30 Sept 2023, 15:00 – 15:30
Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
About the event
In this excerpt from her performance Unforgettable Girl, Elisabeth Gunawan challenges the white supremacist structures within our culture that comfortably laughs at East Asian stereotypes, while responding with discomfort at white stereotypes, and invites a reckoning and reflection with white privilege in real time. Unforgettable Girl confronts how bodies of colour are subjected to imaginative violences and denied subjectivity, while transforming the anger at those systems into a life-affirming reclamation through a blasphemous, grostesque and sensual performance.
BIO: Elisabeth Gunawan 吳金栵 is a Chinese-Indonesian artist who works in the mode of stories, poetry and performance. A critically-acclaimed and award-winning theatremaker and actor, her work explores the places we all go (but when we go, we go alone) and frequently returns to territories of exile, loneliness and Otherness. She wrote and performed Unforgettable Girl, which had its world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2023 at Pleasance as one of the winners of the Charlie Hartill Fund. Gunawan is the founder of the artistic collective Saksi Bisou, a migrant-led company that seeks to express the often inexpressible psychological landscapes of exile and migration. With Saksi Bisou, she recently presented a new headphone piece Promised Land (Bloomsbury Festival 2022), and is currently developing two new pieces: Prayers for a Hungry Ghost as part of Barbican Center’s Open Lab Programme and Three Sisters: Subtle, Vague & Ambiguous as part of New Diorama’s Intervention 01.
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JOURNEY TO THE EAST (JTTE) - Scotland’s premiere performance art and contemporary culture festival which centres queer, PoC and East Asian artists and artforms - returns to Glasgow from 22-30 September for its highly-anticipated second festival edition, expanding its reach across the city with a weekend of live performances at CCA, Tramway and a week-long residency at Strange Field.
JTTE festival events are 18+ and may contain coarse language, adult themes, nudity and/or flashing lights. A rtist conversations and lecture series may have limited capacity for ticket holders and will be available for entry on a first come / first served basis. Festival pass offers access subject to capacity to all events at all venues, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately). Individual venue passes offers access subject to capacity to venue events at one location, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately).
Strange Field is an accessible venue but does not have an accessible w.c.