I am a multi-disciplinary Chinese feminist artist creating work with subversive qualities and soft pushbacks which questions the yoke of gendered roles (especially for Chinese women). ‘男主外，女主内’ is a concept in Confucius teachings which stressed the value of segregation within the home, with the women staying in the inner part. This limitation supposedly helped to safeguard against the danger of the outer world and protects the purity of women.
my topic revolves around Chinese women and their relationship with domestic work, and it can be broken down into two aspects with the first being how instead of sharing responsibilities inside the home, most of (if not all) the house chores, including taking care of children is expected of a woman in marriage, however the amount of hardship they have to endure is under looked and they are taking for granted. Another aspect of was exploring how a woman, from the day she was born, is judged and scrutinised upon their qualities or potentials to be a ‘good’ wife.