Workshop10. - 13. April 2018
Jianan Qu Artist, Vienna
Performance is a tricky business.Our facial expressions, body experience, habits of movements tell everyone about who we are and how we are - basically the body is a container of information. People are trained to decode this information in everyday practice, one could easily tell more than two messages of one simple action/movement/behavior. This makes it harder for a performer to be precise with information.
Performance is always more than what you do.
Jianan Qu discovers a way to analyze the materiality of a performer's body as well as the mind, working in an extremely reduced way of performing(being), gaining understanding towards the complexity of a performance and its diverse layers of possibilities, as well as which and how information could be received by viewers.