At ResidenceSEA VAGA will work on the theme “Embodying Places”. This project is a nomadic platform of artistic research exploring the possibilities of body as a tool to analyse local realities and social spheres.
During this 3 weeks in Crete VAGA will be focusing on the following questions: How to define “Environmental Impromptu Dance”? What is the possibility of the impromptu dance in the field, and interaction with local people? What is the relationship between body and field, and what is the influence in the place? What kind of social experiments can be done with “Environmental Impromptu Dance”? How can videos capture the body and social interaction in the place? Does the “place in the moment” really exist ? What kind of place can a theater represent? What is the meaning of “present” and “represent” to the place and to the artist?
楊柳 Yang Liu (Chinese), born in 1991, choreographer, body explorer, who graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, MFA in dance. Recently she is exploring body sense and present exploration, seeking the personality in body and sensational instinct.
郭盈秀 Kuo Ying Hsiu (Taiwanese), born in 1985, transdisciplinary artist. She’s been focused on social issues and the relation between field and identity, researching social interaction and symbolic interaction both interpersonal and between people and field. Through observations and social experiments during the last few years, she created different works in the various field.
You are welcome to see VAGA video installation and performance at ResidenceSEA!