What I understand from reading the website and watching the video performance is this dance is about her mother’s experience in a forced migration back in China during the Cold War. There were moments when she was not allowed to cry nor make noise; Read more →
Eiko & Koma, My Parents
In this choreography, the movements are explained with a voice over/narration: it depicts the life of both Eiko and Koma, who seek social change and self-aspiration by being dancers. In their gestures and movements, they always stick together and move in response to one another: as the female rotated her body, the head of the male Read more →
Thinking herself back
I think the piece tries to embody the personal narrative of Angeline’s mother. The piece corresponds with the historical event of the Chinese Civil War. I am really impressed with how the dance incorporates story-telling as well as sound effects that go so well together.
A piece about my father’s absence in life
Reaching for my father beyond the Read more →
“Thinking Herself Back” is a personal narrative of Angeline Young, using the body to explore the plight of refugees and their displacement. The piece looks almost like a ritual, it being referenced by Daoist ritual practices. The role of the personal narrative brings out the issue further as it is relatable to the artist and this makes it more Read more →
Gestures & movement:
@ 0:54 – A lady grabbing onto twigs placed against her torso with her arms tense and trance-like facial expression.
@ 1:07 – “Land” – twisting of body against the ground/ in a writhing movement.
@ 4:01 – crab walking with elbows crossed between two people, then falling and trying to stand up again Read more →
Video 1: Eiko & Koma, My Parents
About Eiko and Koma Nature is Eiko and Koma’s inspiration. They consider human body as a landscape and landscape as an extension of the body. They want to dance about the most elemental human conditions within an archaic landscape. Eiko and Koma believe our nameless, naked and vulnerable self is our commonality as people.
Movement They make Read more →
Eiko and Koma, My Parents
This piece was created by their son, Shin Otake, serving as a documentary about his parents’ upbringing and forming of relationship in post-war Japan. That period was a time of political strife and disorder. A prime featured piece in the film was “Land”.
“Land” explored the interaction between the human body and nature by merging themselves into Read more →
According to the resources, I made glitches with Audacity, an open source, cross-platform audio editor and recorder.
For this project, I would like to share 27 glitches (and one that is an original image I had created) in a pdf: Read more →
To begin with, watch a short video of PAL coloured bars (stop at 0:40 if you don’t want to hurt your ears).
Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second (576i). Other common colour encoding systems are Read more →
Working under the name JODI the artist duo Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans rose to prominence in the mid-1990s as pioneers of “net.art,” an artistic movement that explored the nascent World Wide Web as an alternative exhibition space and a creative medium in its own right. By studying the works of JODI, we are able to understand some of the Read more →