Performance art/performing arts


We Have Nothing To Do With Art

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Category:Performance/ Video Art

Artist: Tan Tan

Length:11:15min

8th Nov. 2015

at Arsenale, Corderie, Artiglierie, Tuvalu pavilion, the alley outside of Arsenale, during the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

This is one of the most important performances in  "Venize Biennale 2015", which was created and performed by Tan Tan at the 56thVenice Biennale.

The work began with Tan Tan's improvisation during an "official" performance “In the Midst of Things” of Venice Biennale. She tried to interact with the performers who came into the audience. After a while, one of the performers shouted, “Stop! Stop! Stop!” so the other performers stopped their performing. “This woman has nothing to do with the performance! We must stop it because you might think that she has something to do with the performance!” The angry performer pointed at Tan Tan and declared...


Art must be relax; Artist must be relax

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Category: Performance/ Video Art

Concept and Director:Tan Tan

Artist: Tan Tan & Eric Bribosia

Length: 7:12 min

7th Nov. 2015

at Giardini, in front of Stirling Pavilion, the passage to Central Pavilion, Spanish pavilion, during the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

This is one of the most important performances in "Venize Biennale 2015",which was created and performed at the 56thVenice Biennale.

Tan Tan and Eric Bribosia walk, stand, sit and lay with pajamas at many spaces of Giardini during the 56th La Biennale di Venezia. Their actions drew big attentions from the audience, artists and the security of the exhibition. Actually the performance was a walk in the “Alice's Wonderland” with “Emperor's New Suit”.

Special thanks to Salvador Dalí, Francesc Ruiz, Pepo Salazar, for having inspired the creation of TanBo. The name of the work is dedicated to “Art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful” by Marina Abramović.


1,000,000,000 MOBILE UNIVERSES

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Category: Performance, video, sound art, interactive art

Concept and Director:Tan Tan

Artist:Tan Tan, Eric Bribosia

Cooperative performers: artist group “Poor CD Band”(Zeng Shanshan, Zhou Jia, Zhou Zhang, He Chengyun, Chen Shaoxiong, Lai Penghui, Meng Qingsong)

2015.9

The premiere of this performance was implemented at the opening of “DM@CC——2015 Wuhan Digital Art Invitational Exhibition” in Wuhan Art Museum.

During the two third of the performance, the audience could only see the work on their mobiles after scanning the QR codes. The performance doesn’t exist only if the audience participate fully during the whole process, thus the audience are performers as well!

For instance,after scanning the codes the audience could enter a “channel”and a “Chatting group” built by Tan Tan in the APP“WeChat”, which is the “top one” communicating application for Chinese people. In the “channel” named “Where is China”,they could see a number of images and videos representing the impression of “Chinese culture” .While In the “Chatting group”,they saw TanBo and “Poor CD Band”showing their photos and videos lively, claiming that they are "performing", besides they could chat with all the people in the group, they even could get some money as gifts… At the last stage of this show, the already mixed community with performers and audience made a “sacrificial ritual”for the mobiles together.


THE DICTIONARY OF SOUL

Music/sound, performing

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Category: Experimental theatre (physical theatre)

Director /dramaturge: Li Ning

Music/sound, performing: TanBo

Performers: Qiang Wei, Liu Qing, Han Song, Li Ning, Li Jia, Yan Sanyuan, Wang Yongcheng/ J-Town Physical Guerrillas

Production company: Nanjing Drug Art Museum

Producer: Huang Yao

2015.7-9

With the creation of awarded theatre director and choreographer Li Ning, this theatre depicts people’s “souls” in a physical and powerful way. It is consisted of two main parts, the first part shows a desperate working course in an abstract factory with only stones, the second part is a ritual of the “death”and “rebirth”of the workers from the factory…  

TanBo composed the music/sound of the whole show, and performed as both live musicians and performers at several festivals, such as Beijing Fringe Festival 2015 and 2016 Wuzhen Theatre Festival, which are the two most important and cutting-edge theatre festival in China. In the performances, TanBo contributed their own creation and improvisation to the work, in both musical and dramaturgic directions.


Shadow/ Matter

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Category: performance, music/sound art, installation

Concept and Director:Tan Tan

Artist:Tan Tan, Eric Bribosia

Cooperative performers: Wu Haizhu, Zhu Linan

2015.2

TanBo convinced a new fashion shopping mall to turn all their light off for 30 min, to undertake this performance.

One evening of February, 2015, this shopping mall was turned into a mysterious theatre hall. The show began with a “shadow dance” of the performers Tan Tan, Wu Haizhu, Zhu Linan with Eric Bribosia’s music/sound art. And then, the performers went into the dark, the audience saw a lot of shadows of products on sell in different colors and transformed shapes, but they could barely see the performers who were making these shadows …

This performance is a metaphor of“the Allegory of the Cave”from Plato in a modern commercial context. The material world that we are in, may be just some shadows in a cave…


Omnipresent

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Category: Physical theatre, performance art

Planner: Tan Tan  

Director, choreographer : Li Ning, Tan Tan  

Sound/Music: Eric Bribosia

Performers: Li Ning, Wu Haizhu, Song Ziwei, Yu Guo, Gong Ting, Zhao Ying, Luo Shuang, He Chengyun, Zhu Linan, Lu Yimeng, Zhang Liangxuan, Xu Sumo, Chen Mengdi, Fan Peipei, Zhan Di, Shi Yanjie, Cai Mengyuan, Song Zhaoyun, Wu Xiaofeng

2014.4-6

This is an intermedia performance with elements of physical theatre, performance art, sound art and installation, and the working method is based on collective creation between individual artists.

This work was created during three months of workshops organized by Tan Tan at Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (Wuhan, China), with collaboration of choreographer Li Ning, musician Eric Bribosia, and teachers/artists Wang Xiaoxin, Liu Wenyang.It was showed at “2014 Sound/Body/Image/Power-Multi-Media Art Festival” for two times.

Conceptually speaking, the creation departed from one subject “faith and ritual” set by Tan Tan. As a result, the audience can see how do people look for their faiths among ancient religious and modern patterns, for instance, there are actions look like Buddhist ritual, money worship ritual and hi-tech worship ritual…


Genesis

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Category: Sound performance /installation

ArtistEric Bribosia, Tan Tan

PerformersEric Bribosia, Tan Tan, Zhang Liangxuan, Zhan Di, Shi Yanjie, Cai Mengyuan, Song Zhaoyun, Wu Xiaofeng

2014.6

This work has two forms, sound performance and installation.

8 loudspeakers circling the space plays 8 voices separately, which are reciting some words of the stories of creation of the world from different traditions (Christianism, Taoism, hinduism, bouddhism, African mythological stories...) in different languages. The voices are from the readers of the culture from which the text is taken (arabic for the Coran, hebrew for the bible...) .

At “2014 Sound/Body/Image/Power-Multi-Media Art Festival”, this performance was performed in a closed tent like a “black box”on a terrace. The audience were asked to put eye masks to hide the light, so they sat in the dark at the beginning of the performance. During the performance, gradually, the roof of the tent was removed little by little, in order to let the light pass more and more.At last, the tent was exposed to the daylight completely, the audience removed their eye masks, and then found themselves were still under a narrow sky surrounded by high buildings, and heard full of noises of the city…


BODY SPACE

Sound art/ Performing

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Category: Performance art/ physical theatre

Artist: The physical Guerrillas, Tan Tan, Eric Bribosia

At: China Academy of Art

5th July, 2013

This is an artistic communication and spiritual interaction between Li Ning/The physical Guerrillas and TanBo, at “Media, Art and Performance: The International Syposium of Interdisciplinary Practice And Performative Media In Art Education” held by China Academy of Art.


TAN TAN VJ PERFORMANCE+ERIC BRIBOSIA

  • “Improvised Alchemy” Experimental music + VJ performance“Sound/Body/Image/Power” Multi-Media Art Festival , Wuhan, China, June, 2013
  • “May it be” Experimental music+VJ performance with Matthieu Ha, Wuhan, China, May, 2013
  • “Music Painting & Image Orchestra” Experimental music+VJ performance with Matthieu Ha, Wuhan, China, May, 2013
  • Vj performance with Jazz band “Mû” (Yann Lecollaire: Clarinet, Quentin Manfroy: flutes, Benjamin Chaval, drums,Eric Bribosia: Keyboard, synthesizer), Brussels, Belgium, 2012-2014

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TAN TAN VJ PERFORMANCE+OTHER MUSICIANS

"Hypnogenetic Moments" VJ Performance + live music and painting with Anton Lustig, Beijing, China, 2009

 VJ Performance with French band “Planetarium” (Rodolphe Burger&Yves Dormoy), tour in 9 cities in China, as an important project of “The China-French Cultural Spring”, May, 2009

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