by Mushrooms

This is a performance with no performers, whilst everyone is performing. By Mushrooms tests the boundaries of the viewer and the viewed. It embraces the context of the mundane and transcends it into a spectacle by portraying a surreal image of mushrooms sitting on human bodies. It requires neither a stage nor a rehearsal; the project walks the audience back into their daily life and celebrates its performativity. On site, the audience are invited to wear a mushroom mask and through wireless headphones, listen to a live-fed audio during the piece. The live broadcast narrates the story of existence. It is a guided journey taking the mushrooms through the tunnel of history. Travelling from place to place, the mushroom ensemble intervenes the reality in a mysterious way. Harmoniously, they interact with the passerby in their own trance. There is no factor dictating how the performance evolves: the act can only be realized through participant’s reaction to the audio and their perception of the surroundings. Inside the mushroom head, it’s a shelter isolating you from the mundane world... you are the viewer per se... the performance is the journey you walk... the scenery you see... and the voice you hear... There is no fake in this case; only a thin mesh exchanges the perspective from behind the mask: the past.... the present... the viewer... the viewed... site-specific...site-generic... This is a performance that redefines boundaries, acquiring the reality as our stage: the buildings and landscape are our scenery; our presence is the performance.

Performance
11 06 2019 15:00
12 06 2019 11:45
13 06 2019 10:15
14 06 2019 13:45
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Team
Lead Artist: Yao Liao
Sound Artist: Victor Amé Navarro
Music Artist: Gabriel Houx
Voiceover: Margaret Perry
Former Collaborator: Jorge Hernández- Smith
Co- Producer: Manon Santi
Technical Consultant: Bernd Fauler
Angie Wang, Chen Lin, Dannielle Hodson, Howl Yuan, Itay Novic, Lucia Mussini, Manon Santi, Merten Lagatz, Sam Reynolds, Shih-Han Chieng, Sky Li, 林宗憲, 張琇婷, 易揚

Country/Region Taiwan

Artists Yao Liao

11 06 2019 15:00
Where PEG 5

12 06 2019 11:45
Where PEG 5

13 06 2019 10:15
Where PEG 5

14 06 2019 13:45
Where PEG 5