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Claustrophobia

Hot Pot – Spicy Little Art Festival Site specific two-room multimedia installation by Liane Mah, Philipp Spillmann, Ma Haijiao, Tobias Fandel Saturday, 21 November, 5pm Kai Tak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts “absense” invites you to experience a very unusual spatial performance situation. How do your physical feeling and your thoughts affect your perception of space, movements, sounds and not least images and words? What can you see, what can you hear and how do you deal with it? Does your cognition leads you to new aesthetical experiences by reflecting the absence? A two-room installation, video documentary, room two, Liane Mah (performance), Ma Haijiao (video), Tobias Fandel (sound) absense/ intense days. Long nights. Composing, cutting, dancing, hammering, painting the walls. Claustrophobia. A feeling very typical for Hong Kong. A psychological reaction to a suffocating situation. A physical reaction to the suffocation of modern live. Modern livestyle. Routine. Spaces and possibilities to move. In our work we started to dig deeper in the topic of noise which brought us step by step to the topic of claustrophobia, which we explored by text, sound, movie and movement. …

[ab]sense

  The delicate dribble of water on the cheek, The remnant smell of espresso, *PAK* – snapping chopsticks, and the lingering taste of orange citrus. These are the sensations of the ordinary. If life gives us a tabula rasa, sensations are our tools. Sensations are perceivable by all of us, though often neglected. With a certain consciousness, we can bring these sensations to our awareness. To be reminded of the humbling existence of our kind. To feel sensations. To react to these feelings. To feel the feelings. Inspired by the somatosensory experience, we play with the most mundane objects of every life. We activate our senses. We discover new ways to sense and be sensed. We explore the absence and presence of sensations. They come in waves, changing as frequently as our perceptions of them. One by one, we help each other through a somatosensory journey that he or she will remember for a lifetime. Our video serves as an expression of these very experiences. The production enabled us to think about our sensations from a different perspective. By examining methodically …