Misfortune Does Not Travel With A Bell

Lynn Lu

Thu 01 Nov 2012
Fri 02 Nov 2012
Sat 03 Nov 2012


Photo by Koike Hirohisa

Real-life stories of misfortunes that have befallen the public will be gathered during the festival, and folded into small origami packages in which is enclosed a single bell. These little bell story packages will then be secretly slipped into pockets or bags – throughout Ipswich town – to be discovered later. In an act of reverse pick-pocketing, anonymous stories of misfortunes will be planted across town.

Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, completed a Doctoral program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo (ABD) and earned her PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Lynn looks at the connection between experiential knowledge and the innate human capacity for empathy, in relation to a genre performance art she calls ‘gutty’. This gutty form of performance relies heavily on empathy to create meaning that is not merely conceptual but also affective and visceral.

1 November, 11am – 6pm – Drop in to share stories

2 – 3 November – Distribution of stories at various times and places