The Sun is a collaboration between new-media artist TIAN Zi-Ping and composer Willian KUO. This piece builds on TIAN’s work for the National Taichung Theater - Lab X The Young Artists’ Atelier in 2020. It traces the tacit relationship between technology and humanity. People are more trusting and relying more on the operation and assistance of machines nowadays. Therefore, contemporary technological art embodies a tenderness that originates from the physical senses and is based on human reasoning.
This artwork coordinates the momentum of circular laser beams and machines to penetrate dancing bodies. The space within a semi-circle creates a surround sound field that resonates with the audience, as dancers act as physical instruments to transcend the space. This new-media dance performance attempts to build a “relationship” through untouchable visuals and interactions. The intention is to verify the dance and coexistence of machines and physical bodies, which might fundamentally be formed by asymmetrical communication.
Performance｜11.26 (FRI), 11.27 (SAT) 20:00 (2 performances)
＊The performance contains smoke and laser lights and viewer discretion is advised.
＊Post-show talk is hosted after each performance.
▶ Limited availability, and registration for each performance is needed.
▶ Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the venue once the performance begins. The performance will not open for audience to sign up on site. Please sign up as early as possible.
▶ For the epidemic prevention, taking temperatures, disinfecting hands, leaving personal information and keeping social distance are required, and audiences are required to wear masks at all times when entering C-LAB. Moreover, audiences whose temperatures are above 37.5℃ are not allowed entry.
▶ Programs may be subject to change.
TIAN Zi-Ping graduated from the Department of New Media Art of Taipei National University of the Arts. Her multi-perspective works mainly reflect on the technical production and media era. Moreover, she shifts among the roles of audiovisual technician, visual designer, and executive producer during exhibitions and theater performances.
William KUO is a Taiwanese-Canadian composer working with instruments, electronics, and audio recordings. His works explore possibilities for perceiving overlapping sonic realities through a heightened awareness of listening contexts and have been presented at international festivals. He was a finalist for the Gaudeamus Award in 2018 and received a Master’s degree in Composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2015.
Sound Designer｜William KUO
Choreographer & Performer｜HSU Chen-Wei, LIN Yi-Chi
Light Designer｜LIU En-Ting
Smoke Designer｜LIN Shu-Yu
Costume Designer｜CHEN Yi-Ting
Technical Director｜TSAI Chi-Hung
Coordinator｜KANG Chao-Tsung, HSIAO Ho-Hsuan
Co-Production｜National Taichung Theater, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB)