China Exchange to host first performance installation


On 22 March, China Exchange will host its first performance installation, in the latest project supported by our Cultivate Programme. Cloud/Plunger explores the unity and the contradiction of opposites.

The project combines architecture, dance, light and music to offer an artistic view on neglected rural areas and the sanitisation of metropolitan cities.

After a short opening film, two dancers, Malgorzata Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser will perform a specially choreographed dance interacting with the Cloud/Plunger installation, before the audience will be invited to join the performance with dramatic music composed using sound from both natural environment and the domestic bathroom. Following the performance, there will be a Q&A session so that the audience can share their experience and feedback with the creators.

Since being selected by our Cultivate Programme in December 2017, designer Tuo Lin and his team have been using our space for idea development and rehearsals. The China Exchange team also provided them with coaching and support on how to engage audience. Following development time at China Exchange, extracts from Cloud/Plunger have been presented in collaboration with New Movement Collective at Rambert during Lumiere London Festival 2018. The project since also gained support from Architectural Association, Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio, Fiu Gallery (Shanghai) and Tube Showroom (Shanghai).

About Tuo Lin

Tuo Lin is an architect, media artist and producer. Before joining Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio(AAIS), he studied at Zhejiang University and worked at Yung Ho Chang’s Atelier FCJZ. He is the founder of the interdisciplinary studio, Atelier Tuo, which aims to expose the hidden ‘worknet’ between rural China and the world.

Time of the performance: Thursday 22 March 6pm-7:30pm.

Admission is free. Please click here to reserve your places.