【HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2015】Performance| Body×Brain Research×Media TechnologyMay 6, 2016 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
- 2F, Rockbund Art Museum (20 Huqiu Road, Shanghai)
- Heman Chong: Ifs, Ands, or Buts
About the Performance
What We Think About When We Think About Dancing, 45’, Choy Ka Fai(Singapore)
Introducing the first prototype of Artificial Intelligent Machine for choreographic processes design by dance doctor Choy Ka Fai. This Lecture Demonstration proposed the concept of a dance clinic to explore the choreographic symptoms of Contemporary dance. The live consultation session previews the experiment between the dancer doctor and his dance patients, hacking into our own brainwave activities to inquiries choreographic practices with neuro-sensing technologies.
Deconstruct Dance and Theatre, 40’，Media X Performance(China)
Telling and demonstrating how to realise the process of deconstruction-rebuilding-disintegration-variation about action/performance/theatre starting from dance, what influence the cross-media way of cooperative creation has on the form and content of the performance, and how we can raise questions about the boundaries between theatres and sites, works and products, creation and teaching.
About the Artists
Choy Ka Fai is a Berlin-based Singaporean artist. He graduated in Design Interaction from the Royal College of Art London and his research springs from a desire to understand the conditioning of the human body, its intangible memories and the forces shaping its expressions. These factors converge into complex articulations at the intersection of art, design and technology. His projects were presented at ImpulsTanz Festival Vienna (2015), Tanz Im August Berlin (2015, 2013) and Singapore Arts Festival (2012).
Media X Performance(China) claims that the creation of performance form should not be restricted to a known thinking frame or ambition. Its works try exploring any space where a performance is possible to happen, ranging from theatres, museums, conference halls, factories to outdoors, etc.
Being in Asia -- Body Performance in Contemporary Theater
Co-curated by RAM and Zhang Yuan
Contemporary theater is a constantly evolving concept. Unlike the stage forms of traditional theater, it focuses on exploring all the possibilities between performing arts and the reality. It addresses current social phenomena by adopting various forms and shifting paradigms. As an important feature of contemporary theater, body performance manifests itself in the most primitive way and bypasses language narrative and possible hypocrisy. We try to approach Asia through“body”and explore the relations between Asian cultures through the most essential bodily sensations. For a long time, art and culture of Asian countries look at themselves through the perspective of Western aesthetics and neglect to compare with one another. It is the same case with mainland China; though it is part of Asia, it has little idea of what is going on around it.
We have invited many cutting-edge contemporary theater artists or groups of mainland China and other Asian regions and countries to participate in a dialogue centering on two topics“facing the society" and "cultural gap". These two topics are designed to stimulate the artists to explore Asia, a world once constructed by the West, from different angles. With other Asian regions and countries as reference, we can reflect on the problems and challenges faced by mainland China in recent years and find some lost values and the road map for the future by changing our perspective.... Read More
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