These projects explore my diasporic and hauntological relationship with ancestors, both lost and imagined, through Chinese joss paper and ancestral worship rituals.
to my past and future ancestors > solo exhibition and performance > curated by Monika Wuhrer> Open Source Gallery (Brooklyn, New York) > 2019 "Qin Shi Huangdi (210–209 BCE), the first emperor of China, erected a massive necropolis to expand his reign to the realm of the afterlife. This included the notorious employment of six thousand terracotta warriors. To my past and future ancestors is a multimedia installation and performance that imagines and responds to an excess of Huangdi’s warrior spirits and yang (male energy) in the afterlife, causing a critical imbalance of power not unlike in the living world. Mixing traditional Chinese symbolism and feminist iconography of the West, Wong reroutes ancient ancestral Chinese worship rituals to conjure and manifest a continuum of feminist revolutionary energy both in the here and hereafter." Read the press release here.
How to Burn Paper for the Dead > Chapbook > Mice Magazine: > 2018
How to Burn Paper for the Dead > Essay > Mice Magazine: Issue 3 > 2017 > link
How to Burn Paper for the Dead > Photo Essay > Asian American Writers' Workshop > Remittance > 2017 > link
An essay, photo, and research project exploring Chinese ancestral worship practices in the diaspora. For copies of the chapbook, please contact MICE Magazine.