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 performance piece, An-Laurence tells the stories of her adoption, from her birth in China to her arrival in Quebec. The performance embodies a collective memory specific to adoptees in China during the implementation of the Planned Parenthood Policy (better known in the West as the One-Child Policy).
The artist will perform in a room filled with artifacts of this collective memory. The public will be able to listen to her story, which will be broadcast live on YouTube. The performance is available for online viewing until the end of May. Through performance and media creation, An-Laurence seeks to combine her current identity with her forgotten experience ; a delicate and current reflection on the complex identity of adopted persons.
The participatory dimension of the performance, which cannot take place as originally planned, will be translated into the sending of written letters that the audience will receive at home. These letters will contain a part of the work.