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Language Product

Furen Dai’s video work begins with her research on a Secret Women Language called NüShu, which was originated and developed as a secret code among women in the Hunan Province, China. Through research she discovered that though the language has lost its functionality, women who know the language have been pressured into performing their cultural activities as entertainment for tourists for menial wages. She has presented a language factory in her video and the act of producing secret women language as art object to sell to people who don’t have access to the meaning of the language.

Furen Dai