Weiwuying Artist-In-Residence-CHOU Shu-yi
CHOU Shu-yi starts out from the body and communicates with the world through dance and choreography. He focuses on the relationship between human beings and the society. In his past creations and actions, he is capable of capturing the powers of cross-disciplinary collaboration to address the publicness of arts. His creations focus on the value of life and reflect the state of individuals or collectives in different social contexts. Through his creations, CHOU Shu-yi makes propositions of a “body vocabulary that is specifically Asian” in the forms of theatre, non-traditional theatre and dance video. He continues to create as he travels different sites and places. In 2020, he was invited as the Weiwuying’s first artist in residence and has been living in the south ever since.
Weiwuying ONE Minute VR Stage - Film Your Own Dance is an app for creating dance videos. The idea of this project was born during the predicament of the pandemic in March 2020. At that time, many performances were canceling one after another; people could not go to theaters, and the human race was in deep fear of life. Because of this, we hope to bring people back to the theaters through dances and videos with the help of this app. Create offline and share online in the five scenes at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), and show the world your strengths in the midst of adversity!
A man wakes up in an unknown dimension of consciousness. What is it that he sees, hears and feels? Is it memory, virtual reality or terminal lucidity?
[Welcome to the “After life Memory Trust.” With us, you will be selecting three pieces of your memory to relive by the time you decease. When your life terminates, we will stimulate your neurons to bring out the designated memories. Each vision lasts a light time.]
We perceive the world through eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. These sensory is stored as memory in words, pictures, sounds and moving images. With fractions of the transcribed memories, we are capable of returning to a specific point in time, which is an act of distortion and overlaying of time and space. However, memories aren’t always reliable. A man wakes up in an unknown dimension of consciousness. What is it that he sees, hears and feels? Is it memory, virtual reality or terminal lucidity?
In Persistence of Memory, director Singing CHEN collaborates with choreographer Shou-Yi CHOU to perform the ineffable in memories. This metafiction film sets in a futuristic world, where memories can be uploaded and perpetuated, thus leads to the discussion of what in life is worth storing. Persistence of Vision; when an object in rapid motion vanishes from sight, human brain creates a 0.1-0.4 seconds of optical illusion. How long will the images and memories we create today live in the future?
In 2020, for the first time, a special exhibition version of "Afterimage for Tomorrow " will be created in the building space of Kaohsiung Weiwuying. Extend the perspective of the VR image to the real current event, leading the audience to dive into the afterimage landscape before life passes.
2020/11/6 (Fri) 13:30（English only）、19:30
2020/11/7 (Sat) 13:30、19:30
2020/11/8 (Sun) 13:30
Weiwuying 3F Crown Hall
Choreographers, dancers, and musicians wander through a forest sparkling with the reflected light of a crystalline lake in this dance exploration that is closely connected with the natural world. They take a stroll away from the theater and into a city park, using their bodies, movements, and music to guide the audience through memories, help them visualize the transformation that freed up a century-old parcel of military land, and listen to legends about life passed down through generations expressed through music and chants.
Site Specific Creation in Park Project is a joint collaboration between choreographer CHOU Shu-yi and the Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company. With the release of Body Map in the Tainan Park – 100 Days Strolling in 2019, modern dance became a fixture in local parks and the everyday lives of people. The act of recalling events from the past while observing the symbiotic relationship between dancers and trees allows people to feel the historical implications of the land beneath their feet and the infinite possibilities that are to be found in incorporating the natural environment into artistic creation.
2020/11/07 (Sat) 16:00
2020/11/08 (Sun) 16:00
Outdoor Theater & Weiwuying Metropolitan Park
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