Portfolio of the Slow and Hot
Being slow is a lifestyle;
Portfolio of the Slow and Hot
Being hot is a state of life.
is comprised of five works created with painstaking efforts, five bearings of the youth that give you a leisurely taste of the present moment.
1. TIAN Tian’s Figurine
Figurine is created in order to link “the past” with “the present”, to base itself on the present, look back to the past and run towards the future.
2. ZHA Longhao’s A Funeral Tune
The Tujia people (a minority in China) are fearless of “death”. As this work comes into being naturally, everything takes its course.
3. LIU Jia and QU Jicheng’s 00:00
The body is used to explore more unknowns about “0”…
4. HU Shenyuan’s The Mob, The Follower and The One
“The one” is an innovator, who is good at thinking. “The follower” submits himself to the other one. “The mob” is large in number, and does not excel at obedience.
5. ZHANG Yixiang’s The Friend
You and I were different colours,
But we ran into each other in the same space;
As time goes on,
The memory here is no longer black or white.
We are wandering between the bright and the dark, not knowing whether it’s dusk or dawn.
However, we are always attracted to a “homeward” direction
“Every dancer, every individual and every creature expresses himself, herself or itself and talks to himself, herself or itself in his, her or its own way. On the way ‘home’, the dancer talks about his mental journey home in the face of himself with his body in a dramatic language.”—ZENG Ying
"When we are talking about love
What are we talking about?
Or responsibility?"—GONG Zhonghui
“Who am I? Everybody may ask this question. I’m grateful to the creation for giving ‘me’ an opportunity to hold a profound dialogue with ‘myself’ to ask this thousand-year-old philosophical question. It’s seemingly simple, but its complexity grows as I ask it, and I answer it in my own way. Maybe you can answer it in your own way. ”—HU Yan
There is no Elephant
“The elephant is just a symbol in the work, which symbolizes loneliness, silence and the invisible truth. People of different identifies had and lost something different from others’, and if these things are put in the time dimension, they will go up in smoke with nothing but sentiments left. Complicit consciousness of silence is discussed in the writer Eviatar Zerubavel’s work The Elephant in the Room. But when a blind eye is turned to people’s privacy, feelings and deep-rooted bad habits, the human loneliness will worsen.”
Beijing-Hong Kong Correspondence
creative team: XIE Xin, PAN Zhenhao, LI Chao, YANG Hao, YAO Jieqi, YANG Chang, ZHANG Yixiang, BAI Weiming
The dance theatre Bejing-Hong Kong Correspondence, which was co-created by young artists of the two places, was launched by the Young Artist Programme with the Hong Kong Arts Festival. The most active young choreographers and dancers in Mainland China and Hong Kong acted out three different versions of love, friendship and domestic affection in the contemporary artistic form of expression under the theme of “Man and City” through the exchange and collision among different cultural backgrounds, knowledge structures and creative ways.