Hungry Ghost Rubric
Hungry Ghost Rubric is narrated through the mythology of the Demon girl, an appropriated phantom character from Chinese popular culture, and the mythology of chinoiserie interior decoration. The installation integrates and insinuates itself into the portentous interior architecture of Gairloch. The Demon Girl is represented by the substance dang gui, a pungent medicinal herb used to facilitate smooth menstruation. The herb is imbedded into the walls and into the ornamentation, taking on the forms of extended strands of hair and tongues, powerful superphysical traits possessed by a metaphysical being. These bodily residues interrupt the elaborate surface decoration and describe the insistent presence of a spiritual and chemical body.