2021 英國藝術設計畢業生專訪|聚焦表演藝術|貳零貳壹與他們的畢業展 EP3

2021年,Covid-19 疫情趨緩,倫敦疫情限制鬆綁,整座城市看似漸漸復甦,藝術設計畢業生的畢業展也似乎能夠「回到正軌」。但今年的應屆畢業生在求學過程中,幾乎有一半的時間都被壓縮在自己的居住空間裡,無法上實體課程,連創作都受到限制。這樣的他們,在疫情的啟發下會創作出什麼樣不同的作品,又會因為這樣獨特的經驗,對畢業後的規劃產生什麼樣的改變呢?

本集邀請到分別就讀倫敦大學 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama(中央演講和戲劇學院)MA Scenography 的 Cheng,以及就讀倫敦藝術大學 CSM(中央聖馬丁學院)BA Performance: Design and Practice 的 Sharo,一起來聊聊屬於劇場人的畢業展。

在 Covid-19 衝擊下,劇場相比其他藝術形式更受到場域性、時效性、物質性的限制,以至於作品產生更多不確定性,呈現效果也可能大打折扣。但同時,倫敦封城期間兩位創作者的體悟和心路歷程,使他們的作品發想從原本對外部世界的觀察,漸漸轉為討論「獨白」以及「自我探索」。

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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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