August 6, 2020 - Taipei Performing Arts Center - ADAM 2020: An Internet of Things
August 6, 2020

Taipei Performing Arts Center

ADAM 2019 Artist Lab members © Taipei Performing Arts Center. 

ADAM 2020: An Internet of Things
August 12–16, 2020

Taipei Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 4th edition of Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM), an online performance/art project, taking place from August 12 to 16, 2020. All the events are now open for online registration

Titled An Internet of Things: Proposal for now and the near future, curated by artists River Lin (Taiwan/France), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia), Elia Nurvista (Indonesia), Han Xuemei (Singapore) and  Madeleine Flynn (Australia), the project brings together artists, curators, activists and cultural practitioners to respond to social contexts in relation to the pandemic via an artistic approach. 

To examine the visual-culture politics of the digital realm, entangled networked city, the liveness between physical and virtual co-presence, the body politics within social media and the society of the spectacle and the ecological crisis among others, this “internet” is configurated by three programs TBC: Workshopping the Future, FW: Wall-Floor-Window Positions and My Browsing History. 

TBC: Worshopping the Future
What can we learn from the human and ecologic crisis caused by the pandemic and what if there is no back-to-normal to run the (art) world? Through 4 entry points: Digital Communities, Artistic Practice, Labour and Ecology, this conversation-workshop rehearse an alternative and sustainable ecology of the future which is to be confirmed. 

FW: Wall-Floor-Window Positions
Referencing Bruce Nauman’s early-iconic work Wall-Floor Positions (1968), this screen-dance series invites artists to choreograph and perform their bodies within/ for the architectural formed by a window, wall and floor. The “window” here is real-time and pornographic, testing the cyberspatial cognition and notions of expanding choreography with the agency of web medium.

My Browsing History
Before and during the pandemic, how artists have enacted or continued their research and artmaking online? Exploring the notion and practice of the artist as collector, curator and web-surfer, this lecture-performance series presents how the idea of “inter-net” draws the trajectory of their finding, logging, accessing and understanding of things (before they delete it).

Participating artists of ADAM 2020:
Norhaizad Adam / JK Anicoche / Au Sow-Yee / Melinda M. Babaran / Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen / Joel Bray / Bunny Cadag / Enzo Camacho / Enoch Cheng / Yves Chun-Ta Chiu / Green Citizens' Action Alliance / Mish Grigor / Tada Hengsapkul / Hyphenated Projects (Nikki Lam & Phuong Ngo) / ila / Ip Wai Lung / Brigitta Isabella / Takao Kawaguchi / Daniel Kok / Lee Tsung-Hsuan / Russ Ligtas / Lin Yen-Ching / Lin Yu-Ju / Liu Yi-Chun / Cassie Lynch / Michikazu Matsune / Venuri Perera / pvi collective (Steve Bull and Kelli McCluskey) / Riar Rizaldi / Chiharu Shinoda / Su Wen-Chi / Tien Hsiao-Tzu / Natasha Tontey / Sima Ting-Kuan Wu / Xiao Ke & Zi Han / Scarlet Yu.

ADAM is an annual artist-curated residency and international gathering program of Taipei Performing Arts Center dedicated to fostering the exchange, development and collaboration of contemporary art and performance in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Taipei Performing Arts Center (scheduled to open in 2022)  is a new performing-art complex that currently runs Taipei Arts Festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, Taipei Children’s Arts Festival, Camping Asia and ADAM.  

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