Collaborating with artists Mike Leggett (experimental video & film) and Fausto Brusamolino (lighting design). Alan and WeiZen are interested to research ways in which the body can evaporate and multiply, change its very substance, transmute, relocate. Concepts like possession, ghosting, vibrational energy, reality and projection will be examined physically and by means of augmentation in light, projection and media. Mediums employed will include screen or other surfaces, reflections and fog or haze. The work refers to transitional boundaries between life and death. Between spirit and sci-fi, scepticism, faith and superstition.
WeiZen Ho's The Subtle Beings is a performance installation that is the result of her two years of travel in Asia to research and witness of rituals in Sabah (East Malaysia) and Hanoi, rituals that are connected to her own cultural heritage.
The work uses hair, text, sound, text, sound circuitry, movement, vocals and video.
Her collaboraters are Katja Handt (costume designer), Iqbal Barkat (film artist), Vincent Tay (cinematographer), Binh Ta (cultural artist-guide in Hanoi), Damian Castaldi (sound circuitry, kinetic sound-to-body designer), Michael Touisuta (sound design collaborater + engineer). The installation team includes volunteers Sarah Keighery, Bill Seeto, Louise Morgan, Alexandra Mitchell and Naomi Ullmann.
This project has been made possible by Australia Council's Arts Project grant for WeiZen to study and develop Performances, Interpreted & Reimagined of Asian Animistic & Shamanistic Rituals (2016-2018)
The installation-in-progress will be open for viewing from
Sunday, 11th-25th March 2018
@ Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road, Leichardt
The performance sessions are :
Thur 22nd March 630pm - 8pm
Fri 23rd March 630pm-8pm
Sat 24th March 2pm-330pm
Sat 24th March 630pm-8pm followed by closing drinks
Sunday Forum 25th March 2pm (panel members TBC)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 038 897