In a Maori legend, Haumapuhia was betrayed by her father who drowned her in a spring. Face-down with her long black hair undulating in the foaming waters, the force of her thrashing formed the arms and inlets of a great lake. In the archetypal image of a wrathful female spirit – wild-haired and white-gowned – a woman floats face down in the sea. The voices of The Furies - the three goddesses of vengeance who hound the wicked to madness - roar from the watery depths.
In the archetypal image of a wrathful female spirit, wild-hair and white-gowned, a woman floats face down in the sea. The voices of women everywhere breaking their silence on male violence and predation roar from the watery depths of Wellington Harbour.
LYNN LU SINGAPORE/UK
Lynn Lu is a visual artist trained in the USA, France, Japan, and Australia. She lives and works in Singapore and London. In her practice, the sentient body is seen as the main medium for perceiving and presenting (versus representing) meaning (versus message) through direct personal experience.
Engaging vigorously with the present reality of all that is here-and-now, the meaning of her context-specific works often manifests in the resonant relationships created between herself and her audience, and between the audience themselves.
Lynn exhibits, performs, and lectures extensively throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas. Recent venues include the National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Beijing 798 Art Zone, Tate Modern, The Barbican, Wellcome Collection, Saatchi Gallery, and Palais de Tokyo.