IOU is an experimental project in collaboration between TC participants Markella Ksilogiannopoulou, Shimin Ji and Qianlin Wang, realised during our residencies at Communitism in Athens. The installation included a video projected on the wall, a diagram drawn on the floor with candles and objects lying around, and a live performance.
IOU is an experimental project in collaboration with an artist Markella Ksilogiannopoulou and a theatre director Shimin Ji, realised during our residencies in Athens. The installation included a video projected on the wall, a diagram drawn on the ground, with candles and objects lying around, and a live performance. IOU attempts to tell a story of an unknown species which relies on human’s fear to survive. Due to their lack of physical strength, they resort to using their psychic powers to project images onto human minds based on their subconscious fear. The live performance presents the feeding ritual of this species, performed by Qianlin and Shimin, transforming human fear through the objects they attached to into different energies. While Markella represents a sexy middlewoman, who tricked people into joining the ritual. IOU is the metamorphosis of the totem by this species.
Conceptual leading: Qianlin Wang
Costume design: Markella Ksilogiannopoulou
Video Editing: Qianlin Wang
Logistics: Shimin Ji
Performing: Qianlin Wang, Shimin Ji, Markella Ksilogiannopoulou
Video shooting: Markella Ksilogiannopoulou