We thank Виж!София for the interview with the choreographer of Anarchy Dance Theatre – Jeff Chieh–hua Hsieh
TO WHAT EXTENT DO THE SPACES INFLUENCE THE CONTENT OF A PERFORMANCE?
In Second Body, space plays a very important role of the performance. For example, in the first part of Second Body, the audience could only hear the sound of movements. The performance in the dark and the audience will hear the body moving in the space. Through the sound, you can get feel the relationship between body and space and also get the sense of BODY. Another example is in the third part, Second Body is going to talk about how the body create and change space and in the end, the space is also changing body.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE?
When you are talking about site-specific, it means that you have to create a dialogue between your work and the site. So, during the working process, it’s very important to observe the place, feel it, and get a very unique/personal viewpoint to make that dialogue happen. Furthermore, to involve the element of the site including the objects, sunlight, shadow, sound of environment and so on to make this performance unique.
DOES THE WORLD OF EXHIBITION SPACES MANAGES TO CATCH UP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES FAST ENOUGH?
YES or NO, to catch up the trend of development is important but the most important thing is people. How to keep flexibility and open-mind will be the key to enter this fast-changing world.
WHAT DOES THE PERFECT EXHIBITRION SPACE OF THE FUTURE HAVE?
There will be no perfect exhibition space. Each space has its own characters. You can’t never find a space where is suitable for every kind of performance and exhibition.
WHICH GALLERY/EXHIBITION SPACE HAVE IMPRESSED YOU RECENTLY AND WHY?
WRO center in Wroclaw, Poland is quite impressed to me. Although they don’t have a spectacular venue, the center filled with passion and positive energy. That kind of personality will make anything happen there. I am so looking forward to their future.
Picture: WANG Wen-Ning