Artist in Residence: Rainbow Chan 'The Bridal Lament' Performance

Eaton HK is proudly hosting Hong Kong-Australian artist Rainbow Chan for an artist residency in January, during which she will be researching in preparation for her upcoming show and concept album “The Bridal Lament”. Co-commissioned by Performance Space and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, The Bridal Lament is both an ambitious new performance work and a concept album that draws upon Chan’s identity as an Asian-Australian woman with Weitou ancestry (the first settlers of Hong Kong). 

Rainbow Chan’s reimagination of a Weitou ritual, known as bridal laments, will be presented as an experimental multi-artform performance through original music, 3D visuals, live projections and movement, offering an intergenerational and cross-cultural perspective on diasporic experiences in Australia and the complex history of Hong Kong. Weitou women shared folklore and songs by passing them down from elders to girls in women-only spaces called “Sister Houses”, incidentally creating a form of covert feminine protest that still resonates today. 

Join her Terrible Baby performance on 2 February at the Music Room by RSVPing.