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Queen Me

Project content:

Audiences at “Queen Me” will feel like they're at a party, but there is a serious undercurrent to this performance. The artists hope to launch a discussion regarding the body and the politics of display in the tourism and entertainment industry, and compel us to view these issues in the context of modern society under a global capitalist system. The guest performers, who all work professionally as entertainers, will draw from personal experience to create unique expressions through movement. In looking at the intersection of culture, tradition, gender and body symbols, the performance encourages us to ask: In an age overwhelmed by digital media, how do we maintain a sense of uniqueness as we ponder life and the meaning of existence?

producer: Henry Tan/Martin Lorenzo de Mesa/Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang/Betty apple
Language: 10/20 Fri 20:00-23:00
Location: 森高砂咖啡館(黑美人大酒家舊址)

策展人 Curator / 余政達 Cheng-Ta Yu

Cheng-Ta Yu holds both Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts. His works focus on movement and change in the human body, and issues related to the body in the context of mass media and images. Cheng-Ta participated in the Sixth Taipei Biennial and was the winner of Taipei Art Award at 2008. In 2009, on behalf of Taiwan, Cheng-Ta participated in at Taiwan Pavilion at the 53rd La Biennale di Venezia. His latest work, Practicing LIVE (2014) was exhibited at the Tenth Shanghai Biennial in 2014 and at the “Forum Expanded” unit at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. The work was also exhibited at the Gwangju Museum of Art in Korea and Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris in 2016.


Date:10.12-10.19 Place:Taipei Contemporary Art Center Through these workshops, intricate layers of gender, identity, and political relationships are formed. Performers and participants put various ideas of the body into practice, to allow the body to serve as a more meaningful tool or medium in the process of examining the subjectivity of performance. We use analysis and deconstruction to re-examine this subjectivity and the ambiguity of the body in post-modern Asia. Through drills that emphasize the body and the senses, performers lead participants into an awareness of a multi-dimensional space formed by both desire and constraint.