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This comic book describes on different text levels (dialogues, diary of the artist, and descriptions of life and events in the Mosuo culture), the story of the artist and her team that travel to Lugu Lake, the area where the minority of the Mosuo live, and buy there a part of a matriarchal house. Lugu Lake is situated in south-east China, an area that was described in Chinese historical chronicles as “the Empire of Women.”

This work has been shown at
Any Day Now, Lentos Kunstmusem, Linz, 2011
Any Day Now, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 2010
Unpossessing femininity: No more bad girls?
, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Stiftelsen, 3,14, Bergen, 2010
Where’s the wind when it isn’t blowing? – Political graphic novels from Albrecht Dürer to Art Spiegelman, Kunstverein Hamburg, 2009
Mosuo Fireplace Goddess, Mathilde ter Heijne, Currents, Beijing, 2007