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10|This is not a Dance Film

CHEN I-Hsuen ╳ SU Wei-Chia


Single-channel video, body, live filming

We find the dancer a photographer, and the photographer a dancing partner.

As the photographer films the dancer, the dancer moves according to the photographer’s movements. It looks like the dancer is filming, while the photographer seems to be dancing. The body performs, and the camera also performs. This is not a dance film.

This project invites a dancer/choreographer and photographers to rehearse together, and film a work that mixes video and performance. The rehearsal and the filming process will be open to the public aperiodically. It would not be correct to say this is not a performance.

11.19 Sun. 18:00

12.14 Wed. 18:00

01.08 Sun. 18:00

Chen I-Hsuen

Graduated with a BFA from the Department of Theatrical Design & Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Cheng holds an MFA from the Frank Mohr Institute at the Minerva Art Academy, Hanze University Groningen, the Netherlands. As an artist and a software developer, Cheng’s working process expands into electronic installations, software and experimental bio-electronic devices, with an aim to explore the relationships amongst human behavior, emotion, software and machinery. In a humorous manner, he attempts to endow his works with vital signs and existential or empirical significance, to metaphorically embody his own experience and observation of the environment. He was selected as Young Talent 2011 in the Netherlands and won the first prize of Taipei Digital Art Award in 2013, New Media Art of Kaohsiung Award in 2017, and Tung Chung Art Award in 2019. His solo and group exhibitions were mostly presented in Taiwan, Asia and Europe.

The 18th Taishin Arts Award - Visual Arts Award| Commissioned—I-Hsuen Chen Solo Exhibition

Su Wei-Chia

Su founded Horse Dance Theatre in 2004, and has consistently created choreographies and performances for the dance company. In 2007, their collaborative work, Velocity, was awarded the Preforming Arts Award in the 6th Taishin Arts Award. In 2013, he launched a ten-year choreography project thematically titled “Freesteps,” in which he further explores the connections among lines, movements, costumes, grooves, music, and light, to pursue the nuances and limits of the dance body.

The 6th Taishin Arts Award - Performing Arts Award| Velocity | House Dance Theatre

CHEN Pei-Rong

A long-term collaborator of Horse Dance Theatre, Chen is also the one of the main dancers for the "Freestep" series. She has also

participated in the performances of Fang-Yi Sheu & Artists and WCdance.

19th Annual Performing Arts Award | Dances for Wu-Kang Chen

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