Nina Kuo, “Legs Escape.” Music by Lorin Chow Roser.
In keeping with Theresa H. K. Cha’s Dictee, “Legs Escape” presents an illusionary world of multi-layered, fish-like legs. This dance for refuge, which can be seen in the lives of struggling Asian women sojourners (such as my mother), evokes organic forms and floating memories, memorializing our immigrant dreams and channeling sensual, ritualistic expressions that free us spiritually and mentally.

In this vital commemorative portfolio “The Muse: Dictee at 40,” edited by Porochista Khakpour and Jee Leong Koh, 12 writers, scholars, and artists respond to the continuing influence of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s groundbreaking work. Read Porochista Khakpour’s introduction here. For the full portfolio, click here.

Nina Kuo

Nina Kuo creates artworks with fictional and historical references in an individual modern language. She works in painting, sculpture, multi-media, and montage and has been branching out in art installation, animation, videos, and book design.

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