HOT HOUSE PROJECTS - VILLA PLUMEIRA: CHAPTER ONE
Villa Plumeria: Chapter One was a series of performative readings by Raja’a Khalid at the Hot House, curated by Kent Chan.
In this author reading, Raja'a Khalid delves into the colonially derived eco-cultural commodity network that looms large behind the current day wellness economy. Set in a ladies-only yoga retreat in Bali, Villa Plumeria: Chapter One aims to cast a sideways, critical glance at a physical practice that has invited an unparalleled gaze fixity. Yoga–, on a paradise beach, next to a waterfall, in a tropical rainforest, anywhere.
Nb. This story includes young flexible women, Instagram, a paradise landscape, coconut scented body cream, self-doubt, tropical heat, neoliberal alienation. For the exhibition opening, Raja'a will be reading the opening chapter.