ELLEN JONG

In 2014, I visited Guilin China and encountered a 'water prison' in a preserved limestone river cave dwelling - a trench as deep as 8ft eroded over time by the river tides that had held prisoners left to die by drowning - and reinterpreted it as my body as a water prison in a site specific performance in an underground bunker in Shanghai China. Revisiting the Chinese ink stick by using it to mark the walls recalled memories from childhood. The lines not only renegotiate with body, form and place, mortality and transcendence, it also draws a line from which I began to reclaim the ancient ink as my own.  

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FLUNG INK - customized performance air pressure ink cannons 

Process - Injecting, shooting, becoming ink 

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016 Upstate NY

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016

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Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016 Upstate NY

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016

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