An Atypical Brain Damage

A 90-minute performance piece by Tianzhuo Chen

“Tianzhuo combines quotations from pop, folklore and commerce to create a global snapshot between kitsch and apocalypse. A live stream of consciousness in the rhythm of music.

The audience moves around an installation-style auditorium in which cultural codes and iconographic figures are dissected and meticulously reassembled by performers and musicians. The material for this hybrid, ecstatic ghoulishness comes from global club culture and corporate identities, from folklore and social media, and, not least, from discourses on “the Asian” and “the European” in which the East dreams up a West and vice versa.”

Photos by Shen Peiyu

2017 - 2018

An Atypical Brain Damage