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素女展 EXHIBITION OF THE PLAIN GIRL

June 27, 2017

素女展 EXHIBITION OF THE PLAIN GIRL

 

Date: 27 June 2017
Time: 1800-2100
Location: 25 Haven Street, Causeway Bay (Stillhouse)

衣解金粉御,列圖陳枕張。素女為我師,儀態盈萬方。」
張衡《同聲歌》

「素女」-中國古代傳說中擅長音樂、精通房中術的養生之道的神女。與玄女同為黃帝(中國神話中五帝之首)之師,以《素女經》詳述解說有關體位、懷孕、心理學、醫學及技巧等等的房中術並流傳至今。

《素女展》以神話人物「素女」為提材-重新演繹一位有著豐盈體態、優雅萬方、 對追求高尚之性愛精神的女子的現代生活方式。

"The Plain Girl will now be my instructress,
I shall learn ten thousand postures to adopt.
Very few men have ever seen these arts,
Which the Old Man of Heaven taught to the Yellow Emperor.’
* “Tung-sheng-ko” (Epithalamium) by Zhang Heng

According to the ancient Chinese mythology, “Plain Girl” (sunü) is a goddess of wellness who excels in music and “skills in the bedchamber”. Plain Girl and Dark Girl (xuannü) are both teachers of the Yellow Emperor, the most important god of the Five Forms of the Highest Deity. The Canon of the Plain Girl is a handbook of “skills in the bedchamber” — postures, impregnation, psychology, medicine and sexual and other skills — that is still being circulated in the modern world today.

Inspired by the mythical figure of the Plain Girl, Exhibition of the Plain Girl recreates the life of this plump and elegant woman in pursuit of a noble sexuality against the backdrop of the contemporary society.

*Excerpt from the translation by John Frodsham -

 

 

 

 



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