29 September 2021 6-9pm
"There Are Gods Around Us" with Reflect Fest at artsdepot, London
“There Are Gods Around Us'' is a durational performance and installation. Telling stories about the imaginary gods and performing a made-up ritualistic dance, we look at how these acts transform our mental and physical states. Taking reference from East Asian mythology, traditions and rituals, it is a queer and Asian work that looks into what hope means in our age of great instability and crisis.
This is a project as part of the group exhibition, Reflect Fest at Artsdepot.
ReflectFest is an immersive festival combining dance performances, workshops and film screenings focusing on self-reflection after our society has been forced to reconfigure. The project is aimed at people who have missed in person interaction and would like to engage in creative activities in cultural spaces.
1- 3 October 2021
痴線一分鐘 Minute Moonshine - Experimental Dance Theatre at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
A collaborative experimental project cross London and Hong Kong
Commissioned by Tai Kwun Hong Kong
As real and virtual worlds collide, a series of enigmatic tasks await you!
Teaming up with creatives and dancers, five London-based Hong Kong creatives present Minute Moonshine, an experimental work with ARG and dance theatre. Taking references from local architecture, literature and pop culture, audience members are brought into deconstructed scenes of Hong Kong, triggering memories of the past.
As the performers, visual images and installations arrive at Tai Kwun, we invite you to put away your reasonings and critical views. Instead, let yourself sit in the misplaced and mismatched world. Here we hope to find doors that offer a trip into ecstasy and transcendence, tracing our cultural roots.
9 October 2021
Thousand Papers 千紙 - Durational Performance and Installation at Goldsmiths CCA
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In response to Eugenio Dittborn’s exhibition Airmail Paintings, Unfolding brings together performances by artists working across multiple diasporas, from Hong Kong to Angola, India and Istanbul.
Folded up in envelopes and sent across the world, Dittborn’s Airmail Paintings were invented in order to escape the pressures of Chile’s military dictatorship. Just as his practice was a vehicle to confront violent histories, for these artists performance becomes a means to deal with political oppression, cultural dissonance and grief. Through intimate conversations, radical drag and living sculpture, they process traumas, queer national borders and tackle injustice.
Istanbul Queer Art Collective, Januário Jano, Jasleen Kaur and ShumGhostJohn will present their performances across the gallery on Saturday, 9 October, from 4 to 6 PM.
Curated by Rita Aktay and Wan Yi Sandra Lam
16 October 2021
2pm, 2 locations simultaneously!
At Bramber Green, Kings Cross, with Bloomsbury Festival
At The Polygon, Clapham Common with Omnibus Theatre
Broadcasting over Bloomsbury Radio
In collaboration with curator Sandra Lam @lamwanyisandra, #RadioNeighbourhood is a radio drama + outdoor dance project, telling ESEA stories about migration and identities & transforming public spaces to be stages for cross-cultural encounters.
Linking up art organisations, we are hiring local ESEA talents to perform the work for their community. The project creates job opportunities for freelance independent artists under the current climate.
This project is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, commissioned by Bloomsbury Festival, supported by Omnibus Theatre and Bloomsbury Radio.
Read more here: https://www.ghostandjohn.art/radio-neighbourhood
Photo by Dominic Farlam