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Ching Ching Cheng

Xiao Nu

7 minutes single channel video on loop


A video by Ching Ching Cheng

Cinematographer: Aakash Raj

Collaborator: Fiona Chang and Li Zeng


Xiao Nu



the book of space
chapter 1: xiao nu* **

the space between heaven and hell
the space between yin and yang
the space between a foundation and a façade
the space between heart and brain
the space between judgment and compliment
the space between exotic and authentic
the space between sexuality and taboo
the space between libido and hunger
the space between the illusion of freedom and being controlled

by whom

the space between natural women and ideal women
the space between life and a play

for whom

s is half of infinite
s is a squirmy line, which is finding its balance on its own
s is half of two circles, one sits on top of the other facing opposite way
s is the line separating yin and yang, femininity and masculinity
s is an elegant curve, which women wish to have, or maybe which men want
women to have

pacing unwillingly through historical time collapsing the time that has not yet
happened on unrecognized land through what is lost in translation
*according to google translation, xiao nu translates to “little slave”
**mother told me to be a xiao nu, “a good daughter”

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