An interdisciplinary ensemble comprises of a composer, a choreographer, a dancer, and a singer will perform and experiment in a performance exhibition at Corner College over a two-week period, aspiring to develop an immaterial milieu of feeling and potentiality that will fill the space with its traces.
Just Add Water: A score, a set of instructions. Do this and you’ll get that, guaranteed. Fill in the blank and it’s done, easy! It’s already been prethought for you, precomposed, predetermined. There’s a cost of course; it’s straightforward, but always the same. Reliable yet totally uninteresting. We need to experiment, see how we can shake things up. Maybe: It’s never the same water that gets added in, always slightly different. Alpine water, or imported from China, we’ve already found some wiggle room. We wiggle some more, stay within our structure, our enabling constraints, but never seem to stop discovering. We begin to tell stories, abstract ones, using our tactics to fashion props, switching between Alpine and Chinese, creating a rhythm, building and breaking expectation. A makeshift stage. Then the illusion collapses; what are we talking about anyway? Who knows, but we felt something, that’s the most important. We begin again…
Curator: Brandon Farnsworth
Composer: Benjamin Ryser
Music Curator: Brandon Farnsworth
Dancer: Carla Doorn
Choreographer: Eva Yingchi Lin
Sunday, 24 April 2016, starting at 6:00pm
Wednesday, 27 April – Friday, 29 April, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, 30 April & Sunday, 1 May, 5:00pm– 8:00pm
Wednesday, 4 May – Friday, 6 May, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, 7 May. Doors open at 5:00pm, performance begins at 6:00pm
For updates and additional performances, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/541470056021770/
Supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Nestle Fondation pour l’Art, Migros Kulturprozent, Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich
Image credit: Exhibition flyer. Design: code flow.