This performance to camera by Lynn Lu was commissioned by perfomringborders in December 2021. To experience the full commission and artist text, see here.

Conceived, written, narrated & performed by: Lynn Lu

Directed, filmed, edited by: Ana de Matos 

Second performer: Satsuki Lu-Sharpe

Lynn Lu (PhD, AFHEA) is a visual artist from Singapore, trained in the US, France, Japan, and Australia.

Her multidisciplinary practice revolves around participation and collaboration, context and site specificity, and the poetics of absurdity. Engaging vigorously with the present reality of all that is here-and-now, the meaning of her works often manifests in the resonant relationships created between herself and her audience, and between the audience themselves.

Lynn exhibits and performs extensively worldwide. Recent venues include SFMOMA (2021), National Gallery Singapore (2021), Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2019), Framer Framed (2018), Science Gallery London (2017), Saatchi Gallery (2017), Palais de Tokyo (2015), The Barbican (2015), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2013), Beijing 798 Art Zone (2009), and Singapore Art Museum (2007).

Lynn lives and works between Singapore and London. She is a Visiting Artist at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Associate Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and Associate Artist at ]performance s p a c e [.

Ana de Matos is a queer filmmaker with a background in anthropology, based in London and director of the production company CAMEYE.

Ana’s current practice explores the body as a moving sculpture and how the moving sculpture connects with liminal space. It is driven by meticulous observation and a playful approach to blending formats – from cinematic to a consumer DIY aesthetic. The process involves a daily spiritual practice which lays the groundwork for activating the inner lens, which in turn allows Ana to create from a space of improvisation and freedom. This process is an ongoing dialogue between our inner and outer worlds, the microscopic matter inside the human body and the infinity of the cosmos.

The foundation for this current work comes from fifteen years of making films in the arts – specialising in weaving the performing arts with documentary storytelling. Having worked with hundreds of artists and the UK’s leading arts organisations, Ana has been making films and audio-visual content that seek to inspire and capture the imagination of the viewer through compelling narratives and an experimental approach.

Commissioned by performingborders in December 2021

Supported by Arts Council England and Necessity Fund