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藝術家：Betty Apple、Henry Tan 、Martin Lorenzo de Mesa 、Meuko Meuko、Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang
Martin Lorenzo de Mesa
⽣於1987年，菲律賓藝術家，現居於⾺尼拉。他的創作以現場挑逗(live provocation)與表現式錄像(performative video)為⽅法，援引菲律賓的巫師扮裝與吟唱，以⾝體作為⼯具，刺激觀眾⾛出⾃⾝的舒適圈，也挑戰同性戀的⽂化脈絡與觀點。藝術家以Bohovee Chants 魔幻式的挑逗進⾏表演。Bohovee是藝術家另⼀個⾃我，這個名字描繪⼀個⼤膽、放肆的扮裝皇后，名字也參考⾃菲律賓前殖⺠時期扮裝為⼥性的男巫師Babaylan。
Meuko Meuko 2007年開始使用Meuko! Meuko!名義與再見奈央成員合作現場實驗聲響演出，2015年開始正式solo演出，每場演出都帶有即興參雜新項目，擅用取樣機蒐集各類怪奇取樣及環境噪音。只能說看過的大家都說很好看。
Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang
Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang出生於泰國，Sun從三歲起在挪威長大並生活21年。他在奧斯陸國立藝術學院學習當代與現代舞蹈，曾與Alan Lucien Oyen, Jo Stromgren, Krisin Inao Hjort等多位挪威編舞家合作。近年返回亞洲定居泰國曼谷，嘗試跨界表演形式，將當代舞蹈加入Voguing元素發展出新的舞蹈展示，並與多位策展人與創造許多虛擬的角色，與新加坡策展人鄧富權（Tang Fu-Kuen）長期合作，近期也參與台灣視覺藝術家余政達的新創作。
畢業於國立臺北藝術大學美術學院美術系及美術創作碩士班。作品主題圍繞在人身體的變形及活動,以及在這個充斥著各種影像及媒體的世界中,關於身分的問題。2008 年參加第六屆台北雙年展並獲台北美術獎首獎,2009 年代表台灣參加第五十三屆威尼斯雙年展台灣館。
余政達近期作品《Practicing LIVE》(2014) 受邀 2014 年第十屆上海雙年展及 2015 年第五十六屆柏林國際影展「Forum Expanded」單元。 2016 年作品於韓國光州市立美術館及巴黎龐畢度藝術中心展出。
Time: 2017.10.20 Fri. 20:00-23:00
Venue: Formosan Coffee (No.1, Sec. 2, Yanping N. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei, MRT Station: Beimen）
Artist：Betty Apple、Henry Tan 、Martin Lorenzo de Mesa 、Meuko Meuko、Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang
Organizer | Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts / Cheng-Ta Yu
Co-organizer | Taipei Contemporary Art Center
Program Partner | Formosan Coffee
Sponsors | Taiwan Ministry of Culture,、WAGA store、L.T. travel
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?
About Performing Artists
Cheng Yi-Ping aka Betty Apple (b.1986, based in Taipei) is a sound artist, electronic composer and DJ, and her practice is mainly in live art, sound art and video. Using sound and body as her artistic approach, the concept of her works is rooted from the postcolonial surrounding she originally comes from. By desecrating the imaginary historical burden and false symbols of race and history with the fictional intercontextuality, Cheng intends to break the control of industrial civilisation and to deconstruct the order of new world.
Henry Tan is a concept and Performing artist from Bangkok.He is good at criticizing the huge deviation between participatory art and social practice through the trend of the times in his art,and he reinterprets the contemporary communication interface through his personal cognition.His art practice is established among the changing form,border,and background.His art project AnonymÆssage since 2013 take the body as a tool to get along with others to develop intimate relationships and through the form of massage to discuss sex, life and dream.
Martin Lorenzo de Mesa
Martin Lorenzo P. de Mesa, with a bachelor degree from College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, holds great interests in performances such as Japanese Butoh. He started to produce videos of performance back in college, and in recent years tries to create performances combining role-play and Shaman rituals. The inspiration of “Versus” comes from the artist’s brother, who has suffered from seeing spirits of supernatural power for years and was eventually diagnosed as Schizophrenic and under medication. Upset by the personal experience of his family, Martin Lorenzo P. de Mesa was in fear, and then tries to understand his brother via psychiatry and traditional religions. Ultimately the artist decides to make good use of Butoh performance he loves to interpret the “Versus” world his brother lives in as well as the anxiety and the disruption within.
Artist name Meuko Meuko created in 2007. Collaborated with Goodbye Nao member performing live experimental sound performances. Started performing solo in 2015. Each performance contains improvisation and elements of new works, collecting from various different objects and of strange sounds and noises. Lets just say those who seen it liked it.
Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang
Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang was born in Thailand, and he had grown up in Norway since he was three years old.He studied contemporary and modern dance at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.He has been cooperating with many choreographers like Alan Lucien Oyen, Jo Stromgren, Krisin Inao Hjort…… .He goes back to Asia and lives in Bangkok in recent years.He tries to initiate cross – sectoral performance projects, integrating the elements of Voguing into contemporary dance.He also tries to cooperate with curators and artists to create many virtual roles.For example,the new arts produced by Tang Fu-Kuen who is a curator in performance art from Singapore and Yu Cheng-Ta who is a visual artist from Taiwan.
About the Curator
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.