Unsolved
Ongoing2018danceperformance

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? Can we find a language for contradictory identities? And how does a young generation relate to the inherited conflicts that their parents' generation has been unable to solve?

© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
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 what is so fascinating about this performance. Unsolved tells us a whole epic, as universal as it is political, in a hyper-personal way.
Moos van den Broek, Theaterkrant

Unsolved is a performance piece by Fang Yun Lo, produced 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 their parents’ generation has not been able to solve?

Unsolved, performed by the actor Chih Wen Chung, a hip-hop dancer from Taiwan, revolves around the not always reliable memories of being a teenager in 1980s Taiwan. The main setting is an abandoned family home, an exact replica of which has been recreated on stage – a ghost house, a dusty projection screen for images of protection, love, youth, conflict, historical events, and unanswered questions.

In Unsolved, dance, film, music, and live camera footage create a dense artistic exploration of one's own identity in all its complexity and fragility, which allows for numerous, very personal approaches and points of discussion.

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