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L’Enfant

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, 11 PM-12 midnight
FRI Sept. 7, 2017, 4 PM-5 PM
SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, midnight-1 AM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Credit: I-Chun Chen, He-Lin Luo

I-Chun Chen (TW), He-Lin Luo (TW)

There is always a child living inside our mind. Jean-Jacques Rousseau might have called the child Émile or Sophie. This child has eternally coexisted with us and always gazed back at our heart. How do we define growing up? Or have we never grown older?

As time fleets past, humans are endlessly escaping from prison and simultaneously being discarnate. As a “discarnate man” we have left the self behind. According to Marshall McLuhan, a discarnate man is a human being who still processes his body in the physical world, but whose self or identity could be present in other phantom electronic place. We unconsciously discard the self in an invisible and unceasing phase of growing up.

We are destined to be born in a certain place with a certain skin color and to speak a certain language. Somehow we begin to abandon our own roots and turn to implant in other mainstream cultures. Childhood talk with one’s mother is similar to talking to oneself. The native language with a pure mind is nowadays no longer precious. Will you still please listen to me while I share a story of childhood in my own language?

L’Enfant invites the audience to step into a concealed world constructed by artists. The performance involves techniques using a drone with a camera to detect and capture the scene and the audience reaction. The recorded image will be projected on the screen in an interactive approach through programming design.

Credits

Project mentor: Mikael Fock
Directors (digital artists): I-Chun Chen, He-Lin Luo
Sound designer: Jin-Yao Lin
Producer: Ruei Yen

Technical director: Chia-Sheng Chu
Stage Manager: Hong-Ting Xie
Lighting designer: Shawn Lee
Sound engineer: TP Chen

Advised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China
Presented by Quanta Art Foundation, QA Ring and Ars Electronica
Associated with Liang Gallery

Sponsored by Quanta Computer