Creative partners for 20 years, OBORO and Festival Accès Asie have joined forces once again as part of the Production and Presentation Short-term Residency Intervalles to present the immersive work Approchez, je vous raconterai ce que j’ai oublié performed by artist An-Laurence Higgins.
In this participatory performance, An-Laurence tells us stories of her adoption, from her birth in China to her arrival in Quebec. The performance personifies a collective memory belonging to those adopted in China under the family planning policy, better known in the West as the one-child policy.
In a room filled with artifacts from this collective memory, the public can meet the artist, seated at a table in the center of the room, and listen to her stories. Through media creation and direct contact with the public, An-Laurence seeks to render her current identity solluble with her forgotten past. A delicate and modern reflection emerges of the complex identities of adopted people.