Performance view on Terra Omnium, Zurich Sustainability Week , Mar 2022, Zurich, Switzerland

Be a canvas~ performance

2022, ceramic objects, canvas costume, transparent thread, clips, flowers, soil, performance duration 25mins, dimensions variable

It is an extension of the work of the previous installation, a performance work in collaboration with a dancer and a cellist.

Clothes are objects that have been with us every day since we were born, an essential second skin that reflects our status, age, personality and preferences, and sometimes is a flag that carries the symbol of nationality.  Until the mid-19 th century, almost all clothing was custom-made by hand, either by ourselves or by professional tailors, and it usually took weeks or even months to produce a piece of clothing. Clothes used to be our spiritual sustenance, passed on by our ancestors to carry family hopes and history. But after the industrial revolution, the rapid development of the textile and manufacturing industries, globalization and consumerism, and the growing interest in satisfying needs as quickly as possible gave birth to fast fashion.

In the performance through the combination of objects, music, scent and movement, the performance evokes the senses of the viewer, and through the movement of the performer interprets the elements of " awakening", " growing", " recovery", "confronting" and "absorption".

At the end, the audience is allowed to interact with the performers through the plants and flowers distributed when they enter. The act of giving is regarded as a poetic act,  and the act of receiving by the performers ends the performance.