Lullaby for Mother Nature, 2020
Performance by Mongolian artists Ganzug Sedbazar & Davaajargal Tsaschikher
Produced by Charwei Tsai
For the occasion of Lovely Daze Issue 11 book launch
TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan
Photo by Anpis Wang, Courtesy of TKG+
From ancient times, nomadic Mongolians have performed many important customs and rituals and one significant part involves rituals for infants. When an infant is frightened or suffering from an illness, certain rituals are performed to dispel the demons and the words “Not to fear” or “Buu ai” is sang to the infant as an reassurance. In time the phrase “Buu ai” was transformed to “Buuvei” or Lullaby. Inspired by this ancient tradition, the artists offer their own interpretation of the said ritual to criticize and highlight the destructive paths of contemporary techno-evolution on our environment.