Anonymous Woman 6
MOON LANDING (Ver 2.0 Longgyi)
SINGLE CHANNEL | WITH SOUND | 5:07
This audiovisual collage work juxtaposes two situations – the first time mankind landed and planted the US flag on the moon and when Myanmar women first used their skirts (longgyis) as flags high in the sky to revolt against the men-led military coup. Explored in a rebellious glitched mashup manner, the two concepts stimulate questions about revolution, freedom, claiming spaces, victory, colonization and outdated patriotism. A malfunctioning version of the American national anthem, ‘Star Spangled Banner’, is pitted against the revolutionary chants of Burmese women with the atmospheric sonic background of recordings from the NASA moon landing.