Alanna Ho + Luce Kay Rubino Tang (KK) Play Pattern #1 : Red
PLAY PATTERN NO.1 : RED has been created as one in a series of Deep Play Patterns intended as vigils for the 14 million girls who will be forced into child-bride marriages in the next ten years. Emerging artist Alanna Ho presents us with two becomings: a sort of un-performance that allows free-form movement, appropriated sound, video-memory, and self-involved thought to merge with gestures invoking play, memory & protest. These gestures range from meditative explorations of childhood objects and the sort of simple movements used in children’s dance, to more complex gestures she has developed suggestive of ‘criticism and a punishment of the human vessel’. There are physical references to the Red String of Fate : that unbreakable promise of a true romantic connection found in Japanese and Chinese legend: a physical tying together of two bodies or souls into a single soul (the soulmate). At the same time this red string might suggest an umbilical cord that nurtures or a string that binds.
ALANNA HO is an emerging visual artist, musician, composer and interdisciplinary performer. She is the founder of Rainbow Forest Project, a non-profit and community initiative. This project aims to share children’s stories and generate contemporary art engagement by collaborating with their own creative ideas to produce larger scale works.
LUCE KAY RUBINO TANG collaborates with Alanna Ho on various creative projects.
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