"Transitory acts" is a platform for exploring body-based and time-based actions by local and international performance practitioners. Designed to happen in different sites of Myanmar throughout the year 2014, the aim of this platform is to encourage creative experimentations as well as conceptual approaches towards contemporary cultural expressions within the local community.
For the first episode of "Transitory acts", two women performance artists from Myanmar are included, Phyu Mon, prominent woman contemporary artist and Zoncy, young and promising artist. Whereas Phyu Mon's works focus on issues of identity through the use of different lens-based mediums, Zoncy's physical works mainly deal with gender politics.
Another woman artist included is Beate Linne from Germany and her durational performance works are visually and conceptually provoking.
Singapore-based Grieve Perspective is an artist collective mainly addressing the issues relating to Singapore's art and history through performance, installation and text.
Nyein Chan Su, one of the pioneers of performance art in Myanmar contemporary art scene, is known for his playful mastery of objects, actions and interactions. Another one of the leading figures of performance art in Myanmar, Maung San Oo is, for the first time, collaborating with Nyan Lin Htet from Theatre of the Disturbed for a site-specific performance of exploring the collective memory of the past and mapping(s) of the transitional period itself. Young performance artist Lwin Oo Maung's works can be considered as exploration of routines in everyday life.
This event is open to everyone with free admission.
This programme is presented by Theatre of the Disturbed as a part of project iUi # 3.0, and supported by Institut Francaise de Birmanie (French Cultural Centre- Myanmar) and Goethe Institut-Myanmar. We would like to thank Studio Square for the kind support.
"iUi" is an international gathering of artists and scholars, and it has been conceived and developed by Lin Htet with the aim of promoting creative expressions and intellectual methods regarding contemporary culture in Myanmar.