Photo by Stephanie Handjiiska

I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED ... /
Performance work (2019)

“I’M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED …” premiered in London last July and then later presented during ImPulsTanz, Vienna International Dance Festival 2019, where the duo performs "dancing as gallery" as a rebellious response to "dancing in gallery”. They are opening up a direct conversation with our audience through digital interactive technology. 

The work interrogates the nature of our digital society as the performer is surrounded by the spectators and their gadgets, at the same time, contemplated on the power tug-of-war of the performance space and the contemporary society.

The space constantly transforms when the performers lead the audience to interact with their phones and rove around the space. The mobilisation forms the landscape and confuses the boundaries between exhibition and theatre, daily life and performance, digital and physical. Oranges are peeled, rice is eaten. Projection emerges on the bodies as the work evolves into an uproar to the world’s instabilities.

Holding the mirror in the face of people: this is how modern technology abuses you already.” - Rio Rutzinger, Artistic Director of ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

(They are) creating a journey of interesting juxtaposed, integrated, and co-existing elements that weaved a complex and engaging performance… intelligent, bold, articulated, nuanced, and full of conviction” – Eva Recacha, London-based choreographer, Sadler’s Wells, The Place, DanceXchange, Bloomberg Space, Opera Estate Festival, Veneto

Spectacular physically, highly symbolic. I felt a sense of urgency…, that you have to respond to the digitalization of the world. We don't know how we communicate, what information does to us, what is going on, what is the human being, what is my body there.” - Anne Juren, French choreographer/performer, P.A.R.T.S., Tanzquartier Wein, modul-dance

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Related article:

I did more than sneeze in Vienna

10 Dec 2019 Published at Dance Journal/hk

https://www.dancejournalhk.com/single-post/I-did-more-than-sneeze-in-Vienna

Idea, choreographers and performers: Ghost and John
Programme development: Ghost
Music and soundscape: Meitei, Sugai Ken, Ghost and John

Projection video and images: Esther Wong, Ghost and John

16,17 October 2020
Goethe-Institut Hong Kong

Stay tuned for more details

10-15 March 2020

Vault Festival, London
invited by Papergang Theatre to be part of "Freedom Hi"

05 August 2019

Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna

In the framework of ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

Technical director: Andreas Grundhoff

Light design: Jimmy Er

Technicians: Elijah Steinkellner, Seymon Olseowski

Premiere
3 July 2019

The Place, London

Light design: Charles Webber

Illustration and Poster Design: Georgia Tsagka
Technical
 support: Adam Dunkley

Costume support: Sophie Donaldson

Technical support: Imogen Harvey, Giuliana Davolio
Mentoring: Eva Recacha


To know more about this work, please do not hesitate to contact us through info@ghostandjohn.art

Performed at

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Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.

中文版

“I’M NOT SURE ABOUT YOU, BUT I NEED …”於去年七月在倫敦首演,隨後成為2019年維也納國際舞蹈節 ImPulsTanz表演項目之一。藝術家二人以舞蹈作為表演空間,挑戰於空間才可舞蹈的觀念,通過數碼互動科技與觀眾直接對話。作品是對現今數碼社會的詰問,表演者被觀眾和物件包圍,思考表演空間和當代社會互相制衡的關係。
 

表演者通過手機與觀眾互動,並帶領他們在空間遊走,此時空間不斷發生變化,形成獨特景觀,打破了展覽和劇場、日常生活和表演,以及數碼和現實之間的界限。橙去了皮,米飯被吃掉。影像在身體上浮現,靜觀世界的動蕩。(林韻兒譯)

 

藝術評論:
 

「在人們面前舉起鏡子就是現代科技欺壓你的方式。」—— 維也納國際舞蹈節ImPulsTanz藝術總監 Rio Rutzinger
 

「(他們)創造了一趟有趣的旅程,融合各種元素,編織出一場複雜而引人入勝的表演……聰明、大膽、清晰、細膩、堅定。」 —— 倫敦編舞家Eva Recacha (曾於英國Sadler’s Wells、The Place、DanceXchange、Bloomberg Space,以及意大利威尼托Opera Estate Festival演出)
 

「場面壯觀、富象徵性,我感受到人們應對現代社會數碼化的逼切需要。我們不知道如何交流,信息對我們的作用,現正發生什麼,人類是什麼,我的身體是什麼。」—— 法國舞蹈家Anne Juren(P.A.R.T.S., Tanzquartier Wein, modul-dance)

 
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