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Washing (洗作): A Story of Displacement, Protest, and Environmental Justice

A live projection event

Parcel R1 (Tufts Parking Lot), 5 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111

Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Join us for a night of “Washing” (洗作), a projected showcase of Chinatown community art, on May 29 and May 30, 2021. Using large-scale video projections, “Washing” transforms Chinatown’s walls into windows, telescopes, and portals that tell the story of how community power and systemic injustice have shaped Boston’s Chinatown.

Co-created by artist Lily Xie and Chinatown resident-artists Maggie Chen, Charlene Huang, Chu Huang, and Dianyvet Serrano, Washing weaves together oral histories, iPhone videos, sound recordings, and performance art in response to the legacies of the I-90 and I-93 highways. Washing tells a story of displacement, protest, environmental justice, and our collective capacity to imagine and demand a better future.

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The installation will be preceded by a bilingual panel composed of the art creation team (English and Chinese). Washing is created in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporation.

Artist Lily Xie is a Radical Imagination for Racial Justice (RIRJ) grantee. RIRJ is a

a partnership between Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Art and Culture)

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