Femke Herregraven’s Aquatic Choir Sings of Underwater Matriarchy at the 13th Gwangju Biennale

Directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, the 13th Gwangju Biennale—“Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning”—opens, “challenging the divisions imposed upon corporeal, technological, and spiritual intelligence” with works by John Gerrard, Ana Prvački, Moon Kyungwon, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and others. Among the new commissions is Femke Herregraven’s Twenty Birds Inside Her Chest (image), a choir of eight human larynx sculptures interpreting the “aquatic voice” of the haenyeo, a community of female freedivers on Jeju Island, Korea.

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