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Rigorously, playfully, interrogating ideas with guest artists who work through dance, choreography, composition, performance, music and more!

Est. 2013. Please hit the subscribe button below!

    Jeff Hsieh – 謝杰樺

    Jeff Hsieh – 謝杰樺

    "you have to know yourself really well (because everything else is changing faster than it ever has)"Jeff Hsieh (謝杰樺)







    Jeff Hsieh (謝杰樺) is the current artistic director of Anarchy Dance Theatre. His works feature a strong element of interactive dance performance and leverage technology to expand the field of choreography. We cover;







    * how technology has changed our lives * the body* machine interventions * new physical experience* the eternal straight line* surgery at a distance* digital worlds* AI in art* new media arts / old media arts* skills used to have a long tail of value* knowing what you're doing* mid-journey







    links:







    * https://anarchydancetheatre.com/* youtube* facebook* instagram* derida dance

    • 57 min
    Lee Ming-Chieh – 李明潔

    Lee Ming-Chieh – 李明潔

    "No matter which mediums I use, if I can keep finding something I feel curious about then I will keep going for choreography."Lee Ming-Chieh







    Ming-chieh Lee is an independent choreographer born in 1989 in Taiwan often focusing on the dynamic of body, object and other things as the main mediums for her research related to memory and time, and further discussed the flowing performativity shaped between body and specific space. We cover;







    * Dancing in public spaces* Inaccuracies becoming a new style for choreography* Fruitful limitations* Making experiments in many different fields* The specificity of environment * Using choreography to explore your body* Study at TNUA* Collaborating with drama and musical directors* Working across mediums* Mixed reality choreography* How to decide what is worth watching* Choreographing time* The work referenced at 49:20







    links:







    * Taipei National University of the Arts* artist website * Facebook* Instagram* CLAB Physical Futures Digital Exchange* YouTube

    • 59 min
    Wu Dar-kuen – 吳達坤

    Wu Dar-kuen – 吳達坤

    M@ and Wu Dar-kuen in the sound recording studio at C-LAB 2022







    "Artists are like magicians"Wu Dar-kuen







    Wu Dar-kuen is an artist and Independent curator, now the Director of Contemporary Art and Science Tech Platform of Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab(C-LAB). He was the director of Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village ,and the founding chairman of Taiwan Art Space Alliance,TASA, curator of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and the director of VT Artsalon. He is also a creative artist in addition to being a curator.







    He has long been focusing on the generation and evolution of contemporary art and Asian cultures. He not only reflects on the social conditions of Asian countries with his unique artistic language, but also contemplates the ways to embody the philosophy of “art without borders” by treating art as a means under the impact of globalization and neoliberalism.







    In his long and prolific career as an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at several institutions such as NIFCA (Finland) in 2002, Location One (New York) in 2005, ISCP (New York) in 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) in 2008, and Open Space Bae (Busan, South Korea) in 2009. He was the winner of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Grants and Yageo Tech-Art Award in 2004. His works are collected by many prestigious museums and foundations. He was also the curator of over one hundred exhibitions, among which the two Kuandu Biennials Artist in Wonderland (2012) and Recognition System (2014), Republic without People (2011) which was hosted by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the winner of the Jury’s Special Award of the 10th Tai-Shin Arts Awards, as well as Asia Anarchy Alliance (2014) held at Tokyo Wonder Site and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts were his curatorial tours de force. Boundless Treasures: Inexhaustible and Limitless at Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015),and Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo),In the Name of Plants:The Past and Future of an Old Factory at OCT-LOFT Shenzhen(2017),Imagining Memorial at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei (2017).Wu Dar-Kuen is an artist and Independent curator ,now is the Director of Contemporary Art and Science Tech Platform of Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab(C-LAB). He was the director of Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village ,and the founding chairman of Taiwan Art Space Alliance,TASA, curator of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and the director of VT Artsalon. He is also a creative artist in addition to being a curator. He has long been focusing on the generation and evolution of contemporary art and Asian cultures. He not only reflects on the social conditions of Asian countries with his unique artistic language, but also contemplates the ways to embody the philosophy of “art without borders” by treating art as a means under the impact of globalization and neoliberalism. In his long and prolific career as an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at several institutions such as NIFCA (Finland) in 2002, Location One (New York) in 2005, ISCP (New York) in 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) in 2008, and Open Space Bae (Busan, South Korea) in 2009. He was the winner of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Grants and Yageo Tech-Art Award in 2004. His works are collected by many prestigious museums and foundations. He was also the curator of over one hundred exhibitions, among which the two Kuandu Biennials Artist in Wonderland (2012) and Recognition System (2014), Republic without People (2011) which was hosted by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the winner of the Jury’s Special Award of the 10th Tai-Shin Arts Awards, as well as Asia Anarchy Alliance (2014) held at Tokyo Wonder Site and Kuandu M...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hsiao Tzu Tien – 田孝慈

    Hsiao Tzu Tien – 田孝慈

    "How can I do?"Hsiao Tzu Tien - 田孝慈







    Hsiao Tzu Tien - 田孝慈 - is a choreographer, dancer and performer Born in 1984 in Tainan, Taiwan, focusing her choreography research on human emotions shaped by time, history, culture and environment. We discuss;







    * Growing up in Tainan* How to choreograph* Collaborating with technology* Making the invisible, visible* Dancing as a verb - something to do.* What is the first dance step?* Impulse/inspiration/intuition/desire* “How do we tune the intuition?” And make it relevant?* Pre-conditions* Dancing for each other vs the audience* Thinking and feeling* Making it safe to ask dancers to share themselves during collaboration* Building a belief in the piece* Digital as choreographic context* Collaborating with virtual currency via kinetic light sculpture* Misusing motion-capture* Fighting against the digital as a way to develop choreography* The things that we know that we don’t even know that we know.







    links:







    * http://www.projectzerotw.com/田孝慈/* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hsiaotzu.tien/* https://www.facebook.com/hsiaotzu.tien

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Yuiko Masukawa

    Yuiko Masukawa

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CRpWENrgZFk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link









    "I couldn't express myself in English (i'm actually a very funny person!)... so I used my dancing"Yuiko Masukawa







    Yuiko Masukawa is a Japanese choreographer and dancer based in Melbourne, Australia, working with the classical form in contemporary contexts, we cover;







    * After Party - https://www.yuikomasukawa.me/after-party* study in Japan and Canada and Australia* working at Kinosaki International Arts Center * Indian and Ballet similarities* Ballet as "French Classical" dance* Minidiscs* Classical ballet in Japan being another culture* 2nd century Indian classical dance* how to know between contemporary and classical choreography* making work* running a youth dance program* collaborating with technologies







    links:







    * instagram - https://www.instagram.com/yuimasukawa/* collaborations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkfDpbUXK34&t=99s* working at national theatre - https://nationaltheatre.org.au/ballet/staff/* invite arts - https://hi-in.facebook.com/insitearts/posts/6986803038027929

    • 46 min
    Alisdair Macindoe

    Alisdair Macindoe

    "I'd find myself unable to not respond"Alisdair Macindoe







    Alisdair Macindoe is an independent multidisciplinary choreographer living on Woi Wurrung country (Melbourne, Australia). With an interest in extending the boundaries of choreographic practice, Alisdair’s work spans dance, sound, electronics, coding and text. Recent works have seen him explore automated dance and Artificial Intelligence; new technology for music expression; trans-humanism; waste and climate change and identity in the age of narcissism. We cover..







    * making choreography from words* AI vs algorithm* data stacks* collaborating with non-human entities* digital* midi and music * sound design* wombat radio as ongoing effort* social media as a faux internet* context free grammar* decision making* body intelligence* the gift of working for others* feeling like you're dancing* the payoff is in the doing







    links:







    * http://alisdairmacindoe.com* Open AI* https://alisdairmacindoe.com/red* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPT-3* https://home.unicode.org* ASCII* https://www.wired.com/2008/04/mind-decision/* https://www.thoughtco.com/malaphor-word-play-1691298

    • 1 hr 41 min

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