歸屬 GUI SHU (Belong)
Dance + Theatre + Sound + Music + Film
'Through your eyes, I see myself'
歸屬 GUI SHU is a new immersive performance experience with accompanying video installation that combines the artistry of sound, vision and dance artists from Taiwan and WA. From the laneways, malls and teeming streets of Taipei to the bush scapes and surburbia of WA, GUI SHU is a journey and insight to these people and places, to reveal how culture shapes us. What is other, isolating and familiar is re-framed and connected in a collective space to seek the shared moments where we can all belong.
Creative collaboration is at the core of GUI SHU, an inter-cultural project developed through a series of residencies in both countries over the last 4 years. In 2018 we had the final two stages of creative development; at ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting) in Taipei to bring together the key elements of sound, vision and choreography and reunite with the Taiwanese team; secondly during a PICA visual dramaturgy residency with Pilar Mata Dupont focusing on the video installation. Final rehearsals commence in October to lead into the premiere season of GUI SHU at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in November 12-16.
The staging and presentation of GUI SHU will be a visceral, multidisciplinary experience. The video installation will be staged as a gallery exhibition, concentrating on vision from the years of collaboration behind the making of GUI SHU. The immersive performance in the theatre will be the live, real time audience experience to meet the collaborators.
There are multiple configurations for touring GUI SHU. We would like to introduce members of the team, share excerpts of the work and ideas on formats for presentation, including the full production to premiere in November, as well as smaller scale touring versions of the project as video installation with interacting live performance elements.
Writer/Director: Sally Richardson
Film & Vision Lead: Ashley de Prazer
Vision Dramaturgy: Pilar Mata Dupont
Lighting Design: Chris Donnolly
Production Design/costume: Tyler Hill
Producer: Jen Leys (Performing Lines WA)
- Taipei Arts Village Asialink Residency, Taiwan 2015
- STRUT National Choreographic Centre Seed Residency & Moorings Residency, MANPAC Mandurah 2016
- BUNDANON Residency NSW 2017
- ADAM 2, Taipei 2018
- DANCE MASSIVE Open Studios, Melbourne 2019
Image / Video Credits:
Ashley de Prazer