26 > 30.06.23
CN D Pantin
Su Wenchi is a choreographer, new media artist and the founder of YILAB. Combining the concepts and forms of new media and performing arts, she attempts to rethink the possibilities of dance from the perspective of new media, extending the controversy and reflection of contemporary art in the face of the impact of digital technology. She has actively interacted and cooperated with local and international art communities through workshops, seminars, talks and performances. She is artist-in-residence in the National Theater & Concert Hall in Taiwan 2017, Arts@CERN / European Organization for Nuclear Research, and EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. As one of Taiwan’s iconic figures in this field, Su Wenchi received the Jury’s Special Award in the 9th Taishin Arts Award and Alternative Design Gold Award in the 2017 World Stage Design Award. In 2021, Su Wenchi’s collaboration with Swiss skincare house LA PRAIRIE was presented during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Bubble and its sensorial sphere
“Working into new media art and dance, I am interested in how we navigate the position of “body” in this digital era, and how we perceive the ambiguity of the real and virtual self. I’m also interested in working with quantum physicists, exploring the alter notion of technology and movement. This workshop attempts to sketch a process into two poles of awareness: strengthening the notion of your physical center and disappearing from it. We will navigate through practices with our own body and daily electronics, such as a hand-made camera obscura, mobile phone, earphone, projector and VR headset. There are warm up, stretching, breathing exercises mixed with yoga, qi-gong and dance technique.”
For those who feel alright to join us, please kindly prepare a smartphone, an earphone and an app for a video call (Line, Whatsapp, Facetime, Messenger… for example.)