Why This Word:Hou I-Ting | Valentina Jager | Wang Yahui
Curated by Jo Ying Peng
July 17 to August 21, 2021
Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria BC
250 385 3327 | deluge.ca
Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat 12 to 4 pm
Why This Word is an exhibition that draws an axis between interpretation and vocalization to deconstruct the act of writing as a way to shape identity.
The title is inspired by a quote—“the word is my fourth dimension”—in Clarice Lispector’s novel Agua Viva, and partly borrowed from a biography of the author (Why This World, Benjamin Moser, Oxford University Press, 2009). Referencing the looming myths of Lispector’s own life as a means to speak to universal female experiences, Why This Word considers how fractures in the socio-political world may otherwise remain invisible.