The idea of disappearing without a trace used to frighten me as a child. Imagination running wild, I dreamt of my body being swallowed up by quicksand or liquified into a shiny silvery substance, never to be seen again. Hyperconnectivity makes this much harder in reality. Every moment is captured, uploaded, shared, surveilled and archived. In the digital age, one’s mind, body and spirit are collapsed into a hyperlink. We unwittingly become bundles of data, leaving behind traces with every click. To disappear completely seems naive and outdated in the “always thereness” of today.
Aftersound is a new performance program that started in June 2018 with a focus on sonic experiences and the poetics of space. Its September edition sees artists from Flo Wilson (NZ), Hung Tzu-Ni (TW) and local artist Elizabeth Cheung examine the idea of the trace.
Live performance by Elizabeth Cheung at 3pm each day
More information on our website.
Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 26 September to Saturday 29 September 2018
- Mobility access