Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
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Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing (work in progress)


Artists Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory combine sound, performance and installations to create complex spatial experiences in their works. The duo approaches sound, noise, rhythm and performance from a post­colonial perspective and attempts to create a space for various Southeast Asian and queer ­diasporic stories. In ›Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing‹ (work in progess), Nguyễn + Transitory present an immersive audio performance in which they experiment with new forms of closeness and caring. Feelings of vulnerability, dependence, closeness, a lack of orientation and the fragility of trust are profoundly human, univer­sally shared experiences. Can those familiar feelings give rise to close ties between people who don’t know each other? How can we imagine a common physical space in the post­digital age in which users are both globally con­nected and isolated from each other? Nguyễn + Transitory stage an experi­ment in radical interpersonal relation­ship or, as they express it, »the attempt to reconnect with lost magic«.