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Kay Mei Ling Beadman, Invisibility Cloak, 2020, Documentation of work in progress, Gold and silver metallic fabric
The new (ab)normal

Kay Mei Ling Beadman

Working on a lecture-performance and site-specific walking tours that entwine accounts of Hong Kong mixed race identity formation, experiences, Colonial records and speculative fiction. Dozens of these ‘invisibility cloaks’, that mask age, race and gender yet simultaneously absurdly heighten visibility are ready and waiting. They’re custom made to fit mixed race collaborators who’ve shared experiences as well as body measurements, but there are enough for everyone joining to wear too, to be seen and unseen together. 
The gregarious, participatory works are postponed, the cloaks hang, waiting. Intimacy, assembling, mingling – the pandemic realigns meaning and possibilities, everything is paused. 

Kay Mei Ling Beadman, Invisibility Cloak, 2020, Documentation of work in progress, Gold and silver metallic fabric

About the artist

Kay Mei Ling Beadman is a Hong Konger of Chinese and English heritage. Her multidisciplinary practice explores the complexity of mixed-race identity through the presence of the body. She is an RMIT/HKAS MFA alumnus and currently a PhD candidate at CityU in Hong Kong. In 2017, she co-founded the ARI Hidden Space.