Witness fragility transformed to strength in a mighty act of determination by glass artist NC Qin wearing her glass sculptural armour.
The cast glass armour is constructed with the cultural acknowledgement of the symbology and iconography of armours to Asian culture; as a mark of status and an object of familial and patriotic pride and expectation.
By using glass to create the armour, NC Qin renders it ineffective in its mechanism for defence, with the aim of subverting its meaning and to explore themes of guilt, shame and repression that are often sourced from frustrated efforts to attain an ideal that is fostered by expectation, particularly within Asian social structures.
The performance will take place inside Art Space on The Concourse.
Image: NC Qin, Glass Armour (detail), 2020, cast Blackwood Crystal, cast soda lime-glass and steel. Photographer: Pascual
This event is part of Chatswood Year of the Rabbit Festival, the North Shore’s premier Lunar New Year celebrations presented by Willoughby City Council.