Zoe Marden – Little Lo Ting

<p>As said by Roland Barthes; “The best weapon against myth is perhaps to mythify it in its turn, and to produce an artificial myth” The Lo Ting is half human, half fish, a creature, a mermaid and the alleged ancestor of the people of Hong Kong.</p><p><br></p><p> A myth co-oped by curator Oscar Ho in 1997, the year when Hong Kong was returned to China, bringing to end 100 years of British colonial rule. </p> <p>This mythological creature has become a way to re-imagine a future for Hong Kong, to question the multiplicity of history and how it is narrated and created. The figure of the Mermaid appears in stories as a creature that is neither here nor there, neither human nor fish. A gender fluid figure for the queer imagination.</p><p><br></p> <p>Curated for Queertopia by Gemma Rolls-Bentley<br></p>