“Stop! Surfaced and Zone Out” Performance Series
Act 1 2023.10.21 17:00
Act 2 2023.10.28 17:00
Act 3 2023.11.15 17:00
Long March Independent Space, Beijing
For Autumn and Winter performance series, “Stop! Surfaced and Zone Out” of Long March Independent Project invites three artists(-collectives), Tan Yingjie, Beio, and mollyrainmore.org, to explore their points on how individuals suspended and break the stability. The title refers to a metaphor shared by all three groups of artists — the situation in suspense of each individual — a topic that never seems to go out of date.
“In the Wilderness” by artist Beio is a three-act performance. Tedious even repetitive metropolitan work and life have alienated the spirit from the body, and further downgraded the body into flesh. Inspired by the novel “No Longer Human”by Japanese author Osamu Dazai, the first scene of “In the Wilderness” by artist Beio discusses how a modern man gets obsessed with the body, disciplines the body and ultimately disengages from the body. The final act is inspired by the story of Inanna’s descent into the underworld in Sumerian religion. It is one of the key text related with Beio’s recent practice, about the descending state of human being, how life have alienated the spirit from the body, and further downgraded the body into flesh.