INK [ 墨 ]

An installation performance of a human ink brush, writing one’s story.

It is said that one’s written calligraphy tells a story of who they are and their present emotional state. The varying width in the brush strokes, the speed with which one wields the brush and the amount of pressure exerted reveals much of the calligrapher. 書法 (ShuFa) in Chinese literally translates to “the way of writing”.

Using the body as a way of writing one’s story, this work forms a meditative space for reflection of the past, the present and the future of a contemporary Asian Australian identity. What does it mean to have a sense of belong and simultaneously not feel like you belong?

Designed and Performed by Jennifer Tran
Directed by Piper Huynh
Stage Manager Reis Low
Image by Darren Gill


Unfortunately The Burrow is currently not wheelchair accessible and has no accessible toilet available. La Mama apologise for this. Assistance dogs are welcomed and Companion Card complimentary tickets can be booked online. If you have any questions about access, please contact the La Mama office at 9347 6948.



May 5 – 7



Sun, Mon & Tues 7.30pm 

Approx running time: 45 mins


Tickets Info/

All Tix $20

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6948