big day of performances #1
Sunday November 24, 2019
4-7pm @ MoT+++
performance plus 2019
the opening event of performance plus 2019 was a celebration of performance art in all of its varied forms. the original big day of performances took place in May 2018, as part of MoT+++’s inaugural six-month long performance plus programme. big day of performances have become a reoccurring event that brings together multiple and simultaneous performances from selected local and international artists-in-residence. the event is characterised by multiple and simultaneous performances taking place inside and around the MoT+++ gallery and garden.
the event is part of MoT+++’s five week programme on performance art featuring both weekly and one-off events. the programme includes over fifteen artists in residence from an international selection via an Open Call.
Ayumi Adachi – ‘Line’
Ayumi Adachi’s installation artwork express with site and time specific by low technical material. She is deeply inspired by nature and human life circulation with concept of time axis “setsuna”（1）. From her in-depth observation on how our time axis encounter with nature, she interprets the relationship through art.
We are repeating the endless “born live, die” each Ksana (setsuna) =0.013”（2）. We are repeating living and death….
If the exhaled breath does not absorb at the next moment, we will die…
If you cannot breathe inhaled breath…
As such, our life is impermanent…
Presenting the creative process of installation works expressed by only the paper to the audience, we can experience The present and accumulation of “setsuna”, and I call all process is Performance.
（1） “Setsuna” is Japanese pronounce of Kasana (see note 2).
（2）[ Ksana (setsuna) = 0.013 seconds]
In Buddhism, they use a Sanskrit word “ksana” to measure time, which is a tiny unit of time. Such a small amount of time that all kinds of things happen eludes our conscious awareness. And this amount of time is approximately one seventy-fifth of a second, i.e. 0.013s. In each 0.013 second (= ksana), “Born, Live, Die” loop cycles keep recurring in human consciousness in one Ksana = 0.013 second.
Chung Nguyen – ‘The Sack’
‘The Sack’ is a series of performances, in which Chung explores the interplay between a sack with different bodies and identities, and the interaction of performer, viewer, private space, and social media. A sack is an everyday object can be seen in the street markets of Saigon. As a witness, it stores the images, stories, and culture of daily life.
‘The Sack’ has been presented as a work in progress at the American Dance Festival- International Choreographers Residency Program (North Carolina, USA) and Para//el Performance Space (Brooklyn, USA). At Performance Plus 2019, The Sack will bear witness to the artist’s body, other performers, and their interaction in the space of MoT+++.
Le Phuong Nhi
performance plus 2019 is supported by Asia-Europe Foundation – ASEF Mobility First!, Norwegian Crafts and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
in partnership with A. Farm