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Thousand Papers 千紙 
Exhibition and Durational Performance

28 April - 6 May 2021

Making Space, 48 Aberfeldy Street, Poplar, London

Tell us your stories, hopes and dream. So then we can build the Senbazuru of ours.
也許故事從未結束,暫此封印在千鶴內。

The other day, we were randomly doing origami cranes with waste paper of junk mails. We discussed how we do it differently and suddenly started to question about how this Japanese art is such a crucial part of our childhood memory. We then started to collect stories from our friends and families, and imagine what if we carry all these stories with our bodies, and fold them all in into a Senbazuru, installation of a thousand paper cranes, each representing a part of our contemporary community. 

 

We believe that art is connected to audiences’ everyday lives. Regardless of differences in ideology, language, and culture, humans share many physical and emotional realities, such as birth, death, love, hate, desire, anger, etc., as well as the forces of politics, religion, and the passing of time. 



Derived from the concept of community sculpture building, movement practices and East Asian traditions. ShumGhostJohn invites you to be part of this durational performance and installation. Together, we write, sing, dance, celebrate and make origami...
 
Our performance disappears over time but the memory stays, manifested by the sculpture. This is about celebrating our happiness, sadness, hopes, dreams and love.

Press release: https://bit.ly/3t6qLoG

Upcoming:

28 April - 6 May 2021

Making Space, 48 Aberfeldy Street, London
E14 0NU
Exhibition and Durational Performance
Press release: https://bit.ly/3t6qLoG

 

12 June 2021

TBC
St. Stephen Green, Bow, London

Outdoor Performance

With “Encounter Bow”


20 February 2021

4-6pm 

Online version with 

Welcome to My Crying Party

27 November 2020
12-5:30pm
Contact, Manchester
More details here
(Cancelled due to COVID)


2 May 2020

9am-5pm

Chisenhale Dance Space, London

As part of Open Weekend
(Cancelled due to COVID-19)

6 December 2019

9am - 5pm

Octagon, Queen Mary University of London

22 November 2019

11am-5pm

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

12 October 2019

3-9 pm

EG-1 Project Space, Bow Arts Centre, London
Part of "Be Water!"

With Young Blood Initiative

Idea and Performance: Ghost and John
 

This performance is on-going research on how to create a space for appreciating and celebrating the difference between individuals by reading and embodying the stories one by one through movement and origami. They value the participation of every audience member and hence emphasize the importance of acting collectively, at the same questioning their troubled cultural identity.

 

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

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