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.
Technical lead, 燈光設計馬克思．盧克斯
Production聚合舞Polymer DMTEssen, DE
Project Funding德國北萊茵-西發利亞邦文化與科學部Düsseldorf, DE北萊茵-西發利亞邦藝術基金會Düsseldorf, DE
Research Partner竹圍工作室New Taipei City, TW
With special thanks to歌德學院（台北）德國文化中心Taipei, TW
LanguagesOriginal language: Mandarin - Subtitle available: German, English, Dutch (more languages on request)
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