This chapter describes Lacy's growing interest in the lives of teenagers during the 1990s—an interest that would shape her next large-scale, three-part project—Turning Point. As Lacy had often used her artwork to create social awareness if not policy change, she turned to the struggles of the youth—particularly of young women—by using multisensory experiences inherent in her many, often theatrical, art productions. The third phase of Turning Point—Under Construction, was set in a partially constructed site in Vancouver, British Columbia. The architectural and real estate challenges surrounding the site offered ample opportunity for Lacy to discourse with her teenaged audience/participants—particularly the Chinese Canadian diaspora—whose situation can be mirrored in part with the difficulties in securing the site for the performance. Under Construction offered these girls a way to claim their spaces, however temporarily, and converse on their roles in a changing society.
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