If humanity could only exist in one time and in one place, then there would be no place for either sensory movement or emotional discharge. And perhaps this is precisely the survival skill that we want to learn through “sensory training”.
Perched together, we influence each other, cooperatively unfolding the journey of life. What needs be remembered are precisely those moments on the journey that seemed to lack “productive force”, those moments when the heart suddenly becomes confused or tranquil. These moments of emptiness or overflowing hint at the mutually constitutive trajectories of emotion and the world. This reality may arise through contradiction, and yet this world is not restrained by its total existence.
Perhaps the dissipating lives of an ordinary day can gather, here？
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Journal of Guangzhou I (2011.12.14-17)
Journal of Guangzhou II (2012.01.14-18)
I travelled in the city to capture the interesting ideas. I wrote down the ideas in short sentences, some sentences turn into photosand videos. I also tried to put some of the ideas into practice. The whole project is still in developing…
Koki Tanaka, A Piano Played by Five Pianists at Once (First Attempt)
The scenario begins in a motion capture studio at UCI. Five pianists enter and sit at a table, while a film crew records the event on three cameras. The following instruction is written on a white board: “Rule: to play one piano with all the pianists playing together.” The specific theme – a soundtrack for collective engagement – will be given to the pianists when they return the next day to compose the piece live before the cameras. Meanwhile, the group engages in small talk on the subject of their respective areas of expertise. One pianist, the only woman, specializes in improvisational composition; two study classical music; the other two are jazz musicians. What’s brought them together is neither a curricular obligation nor a shared interest in a specific musical genre. Rather, they arrive having answered a performativesolicitatio
Narration and expression
Talk about “Neoliberalism” in Taipei, 2011-2012
From Nov 2011 to March 2012, Xu Tan made a series of workshops at TCAC in Taipei. With the keywords of “Neoliberalism, Art institutions, Culture policy, Consortiums intervention”, Xu Tan interviewed group of artists, curators, critics, like Chen Chieh-Jen, Wu Mali, KeRenfeng, Amy Zheng,Sean C.S. Hu, Rudy Tseng, etc