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Tax-Free Zone

TAX-FREE ZONE

is inspired by the export processing industry in the 60’s Taiwan.

Growing up in TanZi, a town is know for the tax-free zone(a controlled district of processing factories),  Vera finds the industrial, developing in progress atmosphere of her hometown being deeply planted in her body. For her, there has always been a calling for mechanical sounds, rigged patterns and productions.

In the performance, the sounds of the destruction and the making of textiles are recorded in live, looped mechanically, as a display of  the industry tangible with audio. The performers weave in the space, connected by the fluctuating thread tangled around their bodies, continuously negotiating for chances to move, to turn, to untangle.  

 

This work in progress is a experiment on realising her industrial embodiment in dimensions: sound, performance and scenography.

What is next ...

After presenting the work at Goldsmiths University and The Waitress Club Theatre Festival, Vera aims to develop Tax-Free zone to a performance and a performative installation.

The first development will be the sound. Vera imagines to create the textile sounds, both in destruction and the making live, record and loop as the performance goes, as a visulisation of my the discovery, deconstruct and re-construck of the embodiment.

 

The performers weave in the space, connected by the fluctuating thread tangled around their bodies, continuously negotiating for chances to move, to turn, to untangle; will leave a painting, or a sculpture of thread of after the performers leave the performing area.