Rehearsing with hiṟing
Concept and Artistic Direction: Anchi Lin [Ciwas Tahos] / Sound Design and Installation: Yuli Hsiao / Performance: Anchi Lin [Ciwas Tahos] and Temi Nokan / Project assistant: Julia Lin Kingham
- 57 min live performance. Experimental Theatre, National Theater. Taipei, Taiwan, 22 Mar 2022
Rehearsing with hiṟing follows from Perhaps She Comes From/To＿Alang which is inspired by the story of Temahahoi a place where only women and gender non-conforming people live and could communicate with bees to ward off hunters living outside of Temahahoi. Shifting from the past to a future imagined scenario in 2057, the people of Temahahoi no longer have the ability to communicate with bees as they are becoming extinct. This work questions how the Temahahoi people can communicate with bees again when they themselves are diaspora and no longer have a physical place to be a community or live in the place they called Temahahoi.
Photography by You-Wei Chen, 2022