Photo by Mikael Buck
About the duo
Ghost and John are a Hongkongese multidisciplinary art duo based between London and Hong Kong, working across dance, theatre and visual art. From Computer Science and Biology backgrounds, they investigate how art is being received by society and is the tool to uphold the freedom of expression, utilising digital interactive technology to influence theatre politics. They are a danceWEB scholarship recipient and an ATLAS Young Choreographer at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 respectively. They have recently graduated from MA Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place. They are artist members of Chisenhale Dance Space, London, artists-in-residence at Live Art Development Agency, London, and artist fellows at Hong Kong Dance Alliance.
Ghost and John's works around liminalities, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts, presented in theatres, studios, bars and clubs across London, Vienna and Hong Kong. Their works have been supported by Arts Council England, Creative Europe and Hong Kong Arts Development Agency and more. Their recent works include: Meniscus, a multimedia ensemble work, premiered at The Place, London; I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED ..., a space-transforming work presented at ImPulsTanz, Vienna and The Place, London.
“Highly engaged, emerging artist, whose creations are formally and content wise, cutting edge, examine amongst others other changing relationship with communication technology and also addressing some of the current political issues.”
- Dr. Guy Cools, renowned Dance Dramaturg, Associate Professor in Dance Studies, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Netherlands and Guest Professor, Ghent University, Belgium
Growing up in Hong Kong, they were bombarded by cultures of surrounding East Asian countries and also western countries, together with its complex history as a British colony, their cultural and national identity has been very troubled and confused. In recent years, the issues of political oppression in Hong Kong has risen to international attention and became their main drive to make works that reflect on their perspective and archive this time of instability that we are all in. They focus on an experimental artistic practice that emphasises collaboration between artforms and audience experience. Through both the making and presenting of their works, they are constantly studying the post-colonial trauma of the city, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts.
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#WeRNotVirus with Moongate Productions (Reviews and Mention)
'Freedom Hi' with Papergang Theatre at Vault Festival (Reviews)
‘Skirmishes’ Ghost and John with Angela Hui at The Place (Review)
The Culturist專訪 - 11 Jul 2018
3青年放下工作 舞出夢想 (港聞)
Showcase: Dance trio find a way to make dancing their full-time career (Feature)
鬼與約翰Ghost and John是香港雙人藝術組合，現居於倫敦。作品涵蓋多個領域，包括舞蹈、劇場和視覺藝術。二人分別來自電腦工程以及生物學背景，擅於運用數碼互動科技於舞台，探討藝術作為一種反抗的方式於社會的作用。2019年他們在維也納國際舞蹈節ImPulsTanz擔任ATLAS年輕編舞家，並同時獲得 danceWEB獎學金。他們最近於倫敦當代舞學院完成當代舞碩士課程，同時是Chisenhale Dance Space藝術家成員、Live Art Development Agency駐留藝術家。