Washing News 洗新聞
Live Performance March 12th, 2019. 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 24th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF 2019), Tokyo, Japan. Curated by Seiji Shimoda 霜田誠二
In the era of information explosion and pressure to constantly engage, we have been overwhelmed by sensational news, sometimes fake news, which numbed our perceptions. This performance attempted to cleanse negative and fake news through the idea of 'washing', developed as a sequence of actions that question stereotypes of who washes and who defines what is newsworthy. Integrating chore actions and newspapers re-established a new relationship with the news and my body to address this daily burden on contemporary society.
Photography by Chiming Tseng 曾啓明