Hope Chiang 蔣禎耘
Since moving to Macau in 2003, Hope Chiang has been working in arts and culture away from her home in Taiwan. She has studied in the U.K. and stayed for varying periods of time in Spain, Thailand, Russia and Korea for cultural exchange projects. Reflecting on the relationship between the person and the society, Hope is especially interested in the ideas of “home” and “hometown,” and how the individual’s old habits and new thinking is shaped in the changing environment.
About Travelling Hometown
My hometown in my first protection. Everything I hear about it is in my memories. If I could call it the place of memories, then the home I move to elsewhere is the dream. My dream is as vast as my memories are huge. They both grow in me, and I them, probably. It’s been over ten years since I left home, and the picture of my hometown is no longer clear in my mind. Instead, I’m often more concerned about building the ideal home in the city I’ve moved to. When I left many years ago, I had no idea I was going away for such a long time. Now, through the creating of this performance, I take a close look at myself and those like me: Why do we leave? Why do we stay in the foreign land? What have we got, or not, in common? Or, is there some universal value in this? I may not find answers to all too many questions here, but in the seeking, I feel that I am held tight by everything that is about hometown and home, and I feel immense happiness…
Jiwon Yang 楊芝媛
Jiwon Yang is a Korean artist and researcher working in Seoul and London. Her interests as theatre artist lie in the transfigurative nature of space, object and material. For last decade, she has extensively worked on one material: paper. Her performances include Macbeth Doth Murther Sleep, Material Theatre: paper, Cardboard Dreams, Paper Rain, The Voice of Things: toilet paper, and Paper Capers.
About Travelling Hometown
Travelling Hometown is about liminal state of yearning to be free and wanting to settle down at the same time. We dream of a wireless life moving around the whole world, like a global trotter fully equipped, and forever young. However, as being a part of nature, we do grow old like everything else surrounding us. Say, in reality, we cannot go fully wire-free. We have to root in somewhere. From this performance, I deliver a portrait full of emotional landscapes created through objects and everyday actions. It was probably my self portrait in the first place. But in the end it is our portrait only to be completed in viewer's mind.
楊芝媛，韓籍藝術家暨研究者，現居倫敦與首爾。身為劇場人，芝媛主要關注的是空間、物件及物質的變形性(transfigurative nature)，過去十年當中，她廣泛地運用了單一種物質做創作：紙材。她的表演作品有《馬克白的確謀殺了睡眠Macbeth Doth Murther Sleep》、《物質劇場：紙材Material Theatre: paper,》、《櫥櫃夢Cardboard Dreams,》、《紙雨Paper Rain,》、《東西的聲音：廁紙The Voice of Things: toilet paper,》、《紙質續隨子Paper Capers 》。