Saam Sing 三星

Saam Sing 三星

Saam Sing 三星 [Three Stars] marks the first cycle of Performing Identities, an expansive project that explores what it means to be East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) in the UK today.

The moving image portrait of three diasporic bodies directly challenges Orientalist perceptions of East and Southeast Asian identities. Through a series of online workshops, Eelyn worked with actors and a costume designer to devise three mythical characters inspired by Fook, Luk & Sau – collectively known as ‘Saam Sing’, who in Chinese mythology represent fortune, prosperity and longevity respectively. Collaborators drew from lived experiences, family stories and personal cosmologies to find new motifs and aesthetics to embody stories from the past, present and future.

Featuring
Elisabeth Gunawan, Jacqui Ong and Eelyn Lee.


Production Credits
Costume Designer - Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart
Cinematography - Winstan Whitter
Production Assistant: Sophia Lee
Edited, Produced & Directed by Eelyn Lee

Completion: 2021
Running Time: 8-mins

Commissioned by Chisenhale Dance for Encounter Bow 2021, curated by Moi Tran.

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