In the hip-hop dance piece UNSOLVED, Fang Yun Lo links a very personal, autobiographical story with major current political issues: where is one at home, what does home mean, what language can we find for contradictory identities? And how does a young generation relate to the inherited conflicts that the parents' generation has been unable to solve?
The piece Unsolved by Taiwanese choreographer Fang Yun Lo is a jewel. [...] In her autobiographical story she subtly mixes visual images with movement, sound and storytelling. History flows together in a clear, moving and personal document. [...] Movement, image, light, sound: each element takes its place in the installative labyrinth. The sheer effect does not dominate anywhere, and that is so fascinating about this performance. Unsolved tells us a whole epic, as universal as it is political, in a hyper-personal way.
UNSOLVED is a performance piece by Fang Yun Lo in cooperation with the Hamburg based video artist Hanna Linn Ernst (Rimini Protokoll, among others), the Swiss musician Patrik Zosso, and the Taiwanese stage designer Cheng Ting Chen.
In UNSOLVED, Fang Yun Lo combines a partially autobiographical investigation of her own family history in Taiwan with current political questions: what is “Heimat”, what is a home, what language do we find for contradictory identities between different worlds, and what does a young generation think about the inherited conflicts that the parent generation has not been able to solve?
UNSOLVED with the actor Chih Wen Chung, a hip hop dancer from Taiwan, circles around the not always reliable memories that arose from a youth in the 1980s in Taiwan. The central setting is an abandoned family house that is present on stage as an exact replica model - a ghost house, a dusty projection screen for images of protection, love, youth, conflicts, historical events and unanswered questions.
In UNSOLVED, dance, film, music and live camera form a dense artistic exploration of one's own identity in all its complexity and fragility, which allows numerous, very personal approaches and points of discussion.
PerformersChih Wen "Wind" ChungCheng-Ting ChenAnna Westphal
DirectionFang Yun Lo
Stage designCheng-Ting Chen
Music (live)Patrik Zosso
Technical lead, Lighting designMax Rux
Video assistanceAnna Westphal
Company Management TW
ProductionPolymer DMTEssen, DE
Project FundingArt Foundation NRWDüsseldorf, DE
Research PartnerBamboo Curtain StudioNew Taipei City, TW
With special thanks toGoethe-Institut TaipehTaipei, TW
LanguagesOriginal language: Mandarin - Subtitle available: German, English, Dutch (more languages on request)
11th Jul 2019 - 13th Jul 2019Tent versionSchaubudensommerScheuneDresden, DE
17th May 2019 - 18th May 2019
19th Oct 2018 - 21st Oct 2018Huashan 1914 Creative ParkTaipei, TW
29th Sep 2018
28th Sep 2018PREMIERE