Who: Chi-wang Yang –
What: artist's presentation
When: march 27- 7:00 pm
Where: HEXAGRAM CONCORDIA
-EV-011-435, Concordia University, 1515 St. Catherine St. West, Montréal, Québec. H3G 2W1
Chi-wang Yang Theater Director and Digital Media Artist
"Inherent in our daily lives is the tactile experience of the world around us, which the body responds to with its own logic and honesty. Yet our perception of the world is increasingly mediatized, accelerated, flattened and fragmented by our interactions with technology. While such "distributed narratives" (to borrow a concept from computer science) can distance us from ourselves, they can also enable us to see with a perspective and intimacy not possible before."
Chi-wang Yang is a theater director and digital media artist. Committed to physical performance and extra-disciplinary experimentation, his work fuses theatrical tradition with technology and heightened forms of representation through media. His work has been featured at REDCAT (Los Angeles), New York International Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, Time-Based Arts Festival (Portland), and the Platform International Animation Festival. Recent projects include the world-premier staging of composer Sandeep Bhagwati's Vineland Stelae, conceived as a theatrical concert at REDCAT, and co-directing a week of 365 Plays/365 Days Festival at the Public Theater. Chi-wang recently returned from co-directing a month-long video shoot in Cuba for a new theatrical production titled The Closest Farthest Away/Entrañable Lejanía. Conceived as a hybrid of cinema and theater, the project is being created collaboratively by a team of US and Cuban artists. Chi-wang received his MFA in Theater Directing and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. Other training includes the SITI Company with Anne Bogart, the Kitchen Summer Institute, and Brown University (BA). He is a founding member of Cloud Eye Control, a performance collective that integrates live theater, animation, and music. He is a recipient of the 2006 Princess Grace Award for Theater Directing.
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