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S/K: the first part of a trilogy

Ma, Tingying

Shujin Technique, is an endangered ancient brocade technique from Sichuan, China. A 9-foot tall loom built by a local carpenter Youxian Jiang is transported to New York to be forced into its useless. As each component reject any rhetoric construction other that being built into certain ways, this performance contains many attempts performers made to work with this impossibility.

S/K is about the resistance towards culture pattern prescribed by its machine. Like the punish machine in Kafka’s Penal Colony, the pattern is constantly being re-fabricated into the present through any attempt of story telling.

S/K is a multi-media theater piece features electronic soundtrack, movement, sculptural composition and video projection.


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M.F.A., Columbia University
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May 24, 2017