Photo by Mikael Buck

Ghost and John

are a Hong Kong multidisciplinary art duo who are best known for their innovative integration of performance and contemporary technologies. Drawing from their experiences of working within biology and computer science, they have developed a dynamic artistic practice that examines the intricacies of the body and nature, technological advances and folklore that accompany history. Their embrace of digital technology allows them to create extended choreographic experience beyond theatre and dance, and broadcast their arts to wider audiences. Working across video, installation and performance, they create unique spectator encounters from scientific to spiritual, and from historical to mythical. Through complex investigations of social, historical, and cultural differences across the globe, they constantly explore the post-colonial trauma of Hong Kong, the use of technology in democratic society and new forms of art presentation.

“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

 

Ghost and John graduated from M.A. (Distinction) in Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School. They are a danceWEB scholarship recipient and an ATLAS young choreographer at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 respectively. 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.

One of Ghost and John’s multimedia performances “I’M NOT SURE”, a space-transforming work, was presented at The Place, London; Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna; Goethe-Institut Hongkong. Their interactive production, “Meniscus”, involves a team of twenty-six cross-disciplinary creatives.

A selection of their recent works: Online interactive work “Meniscus Going Online”; Durational performance/ community installation “Thousand Papers”; Live performance “Skirmishes”; Video collaboration with Moongate Production “No Time For Tears”; Online live work “A Tank-full of Memes”; Vault Festival Show of The Week “Freedom Hi” with Papergang Theatre. Ghost and John’s works have been supported by Arts Council England, Creative Europe, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and many more.

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Press

《I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED...》浮遊在現實和虛幻之間 (Review)

葉瑪 - dance journal/hk - December 2020

I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED (Review)

胃眼 - 立場新聞 - November 2020

열 번째 연결과 대화 - 홍콩아트센터(Hong Kong Arts Centre (Mention)

 임현진 Jin Yim - October 2020 

Meme-ify: An Attempt to Dance Through Pain with Humour (Report)
Emily Lee - Framer Framed - September 2020

 

身處荒謬年代,別忘記呼吸 ── 在鏡中照見自身的舞蹈詩 (Review)
聞如 - 立場新聞 - 24 August 2020

Exploring the Hongkonger identity through physical creativity (Feature)

MehPorpor - We Are HKers - 10 July 2020

從倫敦跳到網絡 互動遊戲劇場 點睇由觀眾話事 (專訪)

林喜兒 - 明報 副刊文化 - 26 June 2020

 

《Meniscus Going Online》多國舞者網上同步 舞蹈表演online新體驗 (Feature)

Sandra Lam - The Culturist 文化者 - 17 June 2020

#WeRNotVirus with Moongate Productions (Reviews and Mention)

From Page to Stage - 16 June 2020

ThisWeekLondon - 5 June 2020

Performing ‘Home’ - Hongkongese contemporary art duo Ghost and John (Feature)

Sandra Lam - 15 June 2020

Dancing Towards A Convergent Path (Feature)

HKUST Alumni Kaleidoscope - 19 Mar 2020​

‘Skirmishes’ Ghost and John with Angela Hui at The Place (Review)

Jenny Gilbert and Abbie Jones - The Place Blog (UK) - 9 Jan 2020

3個眾籌學費追夢的少年:「一早有心理準備去銀行盡借。」(Feature)
The Culturist專訪 - 11 Jul 2018 

 

3青年放下工作 舞出夢想 (港聞)

晴報 (HK) - 13 Aug 2018

Showcase: Dance trio find a way to make dancing their full-time career (Feature)

SCMP Youngpost - 8 Sep 2018

中文版

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。

 

近年,香港的情況受到國際關注,成為二人的創作動力,希望以身體紀錄所思所想。他們注重藝術的實驗性,強調不同藝術形式之間的碰撞交流,關注觀眾的觀感體驗。藉著創作和演出,他們持績研究香港的後殖民時代創傷,對香港人的身份文化認同發出叩問,同時挑戰藝術的界限。 

 
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