Who are the girls at the table? | Interview with a Cross-culture Performance Collective | Same Same Collective

Isabel Sun & Kai-Cheng Yu | Interview

‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ is a dark comedy about the struggle between inner desire and outer perfection under the gaze of the female character. Based on Yukio Mishima’s “The University of Chastity”, she contrasts the socialised image of gender with the absurd but real human need: appetite. She explores the boundaries of women’s behaviour in the public space. The co-creators come from three countries – England, India and Taiwan – and share their experiences across cultures to weave a common cross-cultural physical vocabulary, with performances ranging from dance, rituals, performance art and physical theatre to disrupt aesthetic norms and liberate repressed and raging desires.

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餐桌上的少女們,是誰? |專訪跨文化表演藝術團體|樣樣劇團 SameSame Collective

Isabel Sun & Kai-Cheng Yu | 展演在倫敦

《致美於死地而後吃 Drop Dead Gorgeous》是一場以女性角色出發,呈現在眾多眼光的凝視下,內心慾望與外在完美框架搏鬥的黑色喜劇。以三島由紀夫的《反貞女大學》為發想根基,對比社會化的性別形象與荒謬卻真實的人類基本需求——食慾,探索女性在公共空間中的行為標準界線。共同創作者來自英國、印度、台灣三個國家,在不同文化的經驗分享下編織出跨文化的共同肢體語彙,表演形式介於舞蹈、祭典儀式、表演藝術及肢體劇場,試圖將美學規範破壞殆盡,解放壓抑之下狂暴的慾望。

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Chamber404 四零四號房:淤積在心中的數位垃圾場|孤獨的 VR 單人戲劇體驗

Isabel Sun & Erin Guan | The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

來自台北的 Isabel Sun,今年畢業於倫敦大學表演與交互設計系,她與碩士同學 Erin Guan 聯手創立 Vroom 工作室,推出了線上戲劇計畫— perplexity.live 茫茫然線上。預計將以三部曲的形式,帶領觀眾探討關於『現代人因認知被數位化後,所引發的種種荒誕生活』。其中,第一部曲Chamber404 四零四號房,經過長達一年的省思和沉澱,此劇將以 VR 的方式在網路上與觀眾見面,不論處於地球上的哪裡都能買票觀賞,不論是手機或是電腦甚至是 VR,都能透過時效為期一周的影片連結,不限次數的欣賞四零四號房,一起正視女主角心中的數位垃圾場。

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Chamber404: A Digital Dumping Ground in Your Mind | Lonely VR Theatre Experience

Isabel Sun & Erin Guan | The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Graduating from Design for Performance and Interaction MArch this year, Isabel Sun and Erin Guan have joined forces to create Vroom Studio. The online theatre project, perplexity.live, has been launched. The project will be a trilogy that will take the audience on a journey through the absurdity of life as our perceptions are digitised. The first part, Chamber404, is a year-long process of reflection and development, and will be available to viewers in VR. It can be viewed anywhere on the planet, on mobile phones, computers or even in VR, and can be viewed an unlimited number of times through a week-long video link. Join us in confronting the digital junkyard in the mind of the heroine.

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