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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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Naomi Obeng, Exuent - 12 June 2021
Ruby Flanagan, Poplar LDN - 2 May 2021
Ethan Paul, South China Morning Post - 27 Mar 2021
Nick Swyft, Mark Aspen Reviews - 28 Feb 2021
#WeRNotVirus with Moongate Productions (Reviews and Mention)
‘Skirmishes’ Ghost and John with Angela Hui at The Place (Review)
Nick Swyft, Mark Aspen Reviews - 30 Nov 2019
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。