ASIA NOW | Hyperlink

Asia Now
Oct 18, 2019 12:51pm
Hyperlink is a series of performances that will run throughout the fair and will be occur across the site. Performances may be direct, suggestive, hidden, improvisational, or otherwise spontaneous, mimicking the interaction - and performativity that one has when clicking on a hyperlink online. Performances will draw from a wide range of performative references, ranging from underground raves, choreographed compositions, to slam poetry.
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Hyperlink features the lecture performance Hong Kong Weather Modification Office (Square Cloud) by artist Wong Kit Yi.
Wong Kit Yi (b. Hong Kong) lives and works between Hong Kong and New York. Her artistic interests center on odd scientific findings and the dysfunctional marriage between science and pseudoscience. She will present a lecture performance as part of her on-going project about human interventions on the weather and natural resources and the attempts to claim dominance over meteorological phenomena. Wong will employ historical anecdotes, cross-cultural studies, witchcraft and magic, and the most current crises that face Hong Kong, as well as screen a new karaoke music video, a recurrent form in her practice on the subject.
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Hyperlink also features a nocturnal programme by Paris-based curators, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou. This programme includes a DJ set by Erwan Sene and Antonin Roux, a DJ duo and founders of the Proxi label specialised in pan-Asian electronic music. Among Proxi core aims, lies the investigation of the future of electronic music and notably one that would eschew the narrow idea of ‘Asian music’ away from what writer Brent Lin defines as the West’s Techno-Orientalist imagination of the Other. Proxi Dj Set will be followed by a DJ set by ShuShu, underground DJ, songwriter and vocalist, specially invited by the collective Nüshu. ShuShu grew up in China and is very influenced by Chinese culture, especially Shanghai's underground music scene.