Camilla: Chinoiserie Takes Flight

09 Jan 2020

In downtown ancient Hangzhou, dawn light illuminates a golden haze over an outside garden theatre. Layers of botanical marvels cascade its framework wrapping aged columns and occupying eroded ground. Upon my movement, a choir of fanciful feathers float into tangible beings and perch beside me.
Each gentle in movement, they take me under their wing and sing songs of ancient writings as we drift along to sounds of distant erhus.