Thunderclap at Artspace


What: Solo exhibition 
Where: Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney
When: 22 February - 10 March, 2019

In this iteration of Thunderclap, the show was set up as part-shop, part-sewing workshop and part-exhibition. Thunderclap employs steganography to publicly redistribute the erased work of Chinese anarcho-feminist He-Yin Zhen (1886–1920) through the medium of clothing accessories.

Visitors could purchase Thunderclap accessories onsite where I offered free services to sew Thunderclap patches and ribbons onto items brought in from home, thereby inviting them to embody He-Yin’s texts.

Thunderclap was originally developed at I: project space, Beijing. Its Australian presentation was supported by I: project space, the Feminist South project (Kelly Doley, Antonie Angerer and Anna Eschbach), Jenny's Alterations & Dry Cleaning and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Related press: ABC's The Mix interview by Abubakr Mahmoud and Recap: Amy Suo Wu’s “Thunderclap” on Art Asia Pacific, by Chloé Wolifson