Open Studio

A danced score, a light robot, a virtual world – Nien Tzu Weng opens her studio.

 

edition 2024
Open Studio
May 17 — 6:00pm
May 18 — 3:00pm
May 19 — 3:00pm
Free - Anti-Space (318-5425 casgrain)

Description

A dance score, a light robot, a virtual world – different rooms, some objects, 4 personas – interrelated in a mix of realities.

What will happen when they all come together?

When the past and future meet one another, what timezone do we live in?

Nien Tzu Weng is opening her studio to invite people to travel through propositions of landscapes she carried with her from Taiwan, experimenting the density and intensity through multiverses, where realities co-influence a multi-layered temporality. 

Open Studio is made possible thanks to the financial support of : Conseil des arts du Canada, MAI (Montréal arts interculturels), Danse-Cité and Festival Accès Asie.

Credits

Artistic direction and performance: Nien Tzu Weng

Videographer: Vjosana Shkurti

Online digital artist: Naoto Hieda

AR experience consultant: Timothy Thomasson

Sound design: Dae Courtney

Video mapping: Baco Lepage-Acosta

Consultant of material and costume: Marie-Audrey Jacques

Rope artist and assistant scenographer: Isaac Chanoki Endo

Information

  • May 17, 2024: Doors open at 6:00 PM

Performance (approximately 30 minutes) at 7:30 PM

Doors close at 9:00 PM

  • May 18 – 19, 2024: Doors open at 3:00 PM

Performance (approximately 30 minutes) at 4:30 PM

Doors close at 6:00 PM

Free – voluntary contribution

Anti-Space : 5425 casgrain, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1X9, space 318

Biography

Nien Tzu Weng

Nien Tzu Weng is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary dance artist and lighting designer based in Montreal. She builds bridges between disciplines, pursuing an experimental approach to contemporary performance, and a laboratory-based approach to lighting design. As both choreographer and lighting designer, she focuses on presence and interactivity, curious about the relationship between movement and new media practices. She plays the balance between reality and fantasy working with light and multimedia material to tinker with perspective. Nien Tzu perceives performance as a process of transmitting dialogues between inner and outer space, where presence and image builds multiple, overlapping conceptions of time.

Nien Tzu completed her BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University (2018). She received a danceWeb Scholarship in 2023 (AT), a Mécènes investi·es pour les arts prize and a CAM/La Chapelle residency in new artistic practices in 2019, an OFFTA Hybridity Award, an undergraduate research award and a contemporary dance prize in 2018, and the James Saya Award in 2015. 

Her projects have been presented internationally at Flipchart (The Hague, NL), Node Digital Festival (Frankfurt, DE), Biennale Némo (Paris, FR) and Ars Electronica (Linz, AUT), as well as in Canada at IN/ON/OUT INTERARTS (Winnipeg, MB), SummerWorks (Toronto, ON), 1-ACT Fest (Vancouver, BC), and in Montréal at OFFTA, Elektra, Akousma, Tangente Danse, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and Montréal, arts interculturels.

With

Nien Tzu Weng

edition 2024
Open Studio
May 17 — 6:00pm
May 18 — 3:00pm
May 19 — 3:00pm
Free - Anti-Space (318-5425 casgrain)
in collaboration