Mar Fu Qi

Leaking Mother Tongue

Image by Anastasia Troshkova

My body is a leaking vessel
leaking words I can’t describe
certain experiences are ungraspable
to put into wordy speech
yet the body always tells...

From overwhelming feelings to confinement, where the body spoke but couldn't speak, where words became unreachable and experiences intangible, the performance “Leaking Mother Tongue” reflects upon the relationship between the body and forgotten memory.

Through motions of instinct and ingredients of origin, Mar Fu Qi delves into the hidden traces settled in her body, to explore a closer understanding of what is rooted inside. In which she invites the audience to listen;

- what words does your body carry?

Images by Anastasia Troshkova

… Milk drops dripping on a circle of spiral seeds, a body searching

with her arms folded, she holds her milk drops closer

pressed against her pounding chest

as she seeks for echoes of nourishing crawls …

Image by Anastasia Troshkova 

Leaking Mother Tongue, KABK Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, June 30 until July 4 2023.