What are you looking at, 2018

Duration 20 minutes 

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

This live work began with two Asian queer performers creating abstract compositions through their bodies with restricted forms such as walking, running and jumping. The rhythm gradually intensifies with sound hovering space, then it ended with a sudden stop. The sound of Individual and personal stories from the Asian queer community living in the West were then played while the performers reacting to each story with their chirography in different performance languages, such as butoh dancing, interaction with materials, and interaction between the performers.  The work ended after the performers handing secret message written on paper to the audiences. 

Venice International Performance Art Week | Workshop Series, 2017

Joint Performance Summer Class by La Pocha Nostra and VestAndPage, Venice

C32 performingartworkspace, Forte Marghera, Mestre-Venice (IT)
6 June 2017

Video © Matilde Sambo

Photograph © Lorenza Cini. 

In the framework of the Educational Learning Program of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Studio Contemporaneo in collaboration with Live Arts Cultures presented the fourth of a series of practical workshops on performance art in Venice. 


Upon invitation by Francesca Carol Rolla, the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra (US/Mexico) and artist duo VestAndPage (Germany/Italy) have chosen to merge their unique pedagogical practices for a 10 days joint immersive performance class as part of the ART WEEK | Workshop Series.

With the participation of: Sabrina Bellenzier (IT), Giorgia De Santi (IT), Marisa Garreffa (AUS/IT), Arturo Herrera (US), Milan Jovanovic (RS), Sara Kostic (RS), Fenia Kotsopoulou (GR/UK), Bandu Manamperi (LK), Giulia Mattera (IT), Emalia Mattia (US/IT), Amy Mauvan (UK), Bon Mott (AU), Vena Naskrecka (PL), Daiane Rafaela (BR/DE), Enok Ripley (CA), Cristiana Zeta Rolla (IT), Giovanni Saldì (IT), Saulaman Schlegel (US), Marcel Sparmann (DE), Alexandra Tálamo (AUS), Joan Wyand (US), Hee (Tia) Yoon (CN), Adam Zduńczyk (PL), Imke Zeinstra (NL).

Tomorrow I Dream, 2017

Solo/Collaboration performance// Duration 30 minutes​

Underground tunnel, Shanghai, China

Collaboration artist:Ding Xi

DJ: Jiang Ling Qiu

Material:Artist's body, cage, flour, flower, stocking, pig heart 

In relation to Hannah Arendt’s view in The Human Condition, if we were trying to find the candle light in such condition, it will be somewhere between the conflicting situation of freedom and reality; somewhere in my tomorrow’s dream. In this work I try to merge the Interspace of human and non-human body language, scenario, rhythm and the exploration of materials to react to the human condition we are trapped in and the ideology I experience in my environment. 

共享厨房 

概念:张献

策划:张渊

​摄影:珵璐

创作与演出:九块九(王萌、付彤),组合嬲(张献、戴建勇、丁悉、木芫、尹希、张寻、主任)​

2017年9月, 上海明当代美术馆, 中国

文章@珵璐

实验性的作品放在观众面前,没有人知道这样的演出结果是如何的,每个独立的个体间会产生何种反应呢?也正如张献老师提出的,“直接上台,直接讲话,直接构成现实”。不经过脚本的控制,不经过排演形成演出时的默契,每个人都是非统一的个体,极力的将自己用自己的个人语言展示于众,与他人发生冲突,碰撞,这种反应无法限定,也无法用“好”与“坏”衡量。

九名表演者都从自身出发,每人一段私语,或是渴求一个倾诉对象,或是和自己对话。文字有时不一定构成语言,语言的产生需要来往,当这一切在公共空间形成关系,有些成分难以断定。但可以明确实验性的可贵之处不是一个特定的结果,所有意外的反应都难以控制,而每一次的反应必然也都是不同的。九块九的演出和嬲的关系似乎是试图去寻找一个整体演出的节奏点。

视觉的冲击遍布世界,也充斥那一个展厅。出发点都是些不足为奇的事物,我们身边触手可及的视觉语言都可被采集利用,这些碎片化可冲击人大脑,这些不断输出不断消解的信息都可和那些脱口而出的语言一样,亦或者只是文字,也就是如垃圾如无用之物,也会如与外界他者产生反应和抗衡,冲突必然会有,顺应也可能存在。

有朋友私下和我交流说,演出整体状态给人一种无法适从的感觉,演员的状态也分外个人。这层评价也是可存在的一部分。不适感会是一种反应,他们的表现手法形式语言的确偏向偏激,也可以理解为一种“暴力”。这种空间语言的对话,权力的形式,产生暴力再正常不过。突破传统剧场的演出形式,人们探究的点也不再是娱众和一种传统美学。往往美丑的定义也不存在一个明确的答案。“我感到不适”这句话在我看来便就是一种实验反应。从观影关系角度谈,每个人都可从个人角度出发去感受和理解这个作品,而这种不统一性,是可贵的。 你可以站在完全信服他们语言的角度,也可以站在背离的角度,即都为自我选择的结果,主观意识出发主导,所观的演出便为你眼里的演出。实验剧场,实验这二字在我看来,重要的体现也许更多的是想下一步往什么方向思考,我们该再做什么,该如何进行。对这一场演出做一个整体评价与总结貌似并不那么重要。