Deutsche Version unten

16.05.2019 – 19.05.2019


Vernissage: Thursday 16.05.2019, 20.00h

With artists TRILATERAL LAB & Sergej Vutuc
Curated by Nicolas Büchi

With this project, Nicolas Büchi will curate the work of the Hong Kong based artist group TRILATERAL LAB for the first time in Europe. It will result in an space-filling installation in Zurich. Within this installation, Berlin-based artist Sergej Vutuc will pickup the composition, rework, remix and reunderstand the original artwork.

The goal is to find a new and widely interesting way to curate audial composition, visual choreography and give performance artists unusual source material to work on. Through this collaboration, between the original artwork by the Hong Kong based artists and the reperformancing of European based artists, the concept of sheer geographical distance, which results in cultural and sometimes artistic difference, will be rethinked and restructured.

TRILATERAL LAB is widely led by Alain Chiu and Max Lee. The performance will be recorded mid-April 2019 on site in Hong Kong. The intent is to capture this collaborative performance of composition and choreography with two cameras with wide angle lenses. This is important, as the installation will be screened on a total field of view of 180 degrees. The audio will be in full 3D recorded, to provide the best possible quality for the Zurich screening.

Trilateral Lab is an experimental performance collective with the aim to challenge the existing form and structure of performing arts. The Lab’s mission is to create an environment where all artists are free to explore new ways and practices for cross-discipline artists to work collaboratively. Instead of surviving under dreadful production schedules, Trilateral Lab is more interested in the unexpected collision and discoveries via creative experimentation and explosive collaboration.

Trilateral Lab’s past performances include Have You Seen Those Lines? (2014) a site-specific work at Hong Kong’s legendary hideout Sense 99; providing artistic support for Alain Chiu’s new media opera Fish in the Hand (2015); Still Life (2016) at Hong Kong Arts Centre; Never Seen (2017) premiered at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Transience (2017) a 360 video. The Lab also co-hosts a bi-weekly classical music event at the iconic bar Sense 99.

Founded by classically trained composer Alain Chiu, Trilateral Lab consists of multimedia artists, composers, sound artists, choreographers, dramaturge, actors as well as professionals from different backgrounds. The Lab is also dedicated to incorporating new technologies, as a way to stimulate and cultivate new ideas.

Nicolas Büchi, curator and producer
Anja Bachmann, producer
Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter, lead of the Curating program at ZHdK
Thomas Rechberger, 3D-audio mixing
Aurelio Ghirardelli, case movie
Peter Baracchi, photographer for the Zurich performance
Julian Keller, exhibition assistant for the Zurich performance
Tibor Rep, RepEat, catering
Gian Gadient, website
Marc Nathman, live stream