Cloud/Plunger – a performance installation
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18:00 to 19:30

Enjoy a playful interactive experience exploring the unity and the contradiction of opposites with China Exchange’s first performance installation, Cloud/Plunger developed by our Cultivate Programme supported artist, Tuo Lin (AAIS).

The performance installation combines architecture, dance, light and music and offers an artistic view on neglected rural areas and the sanitisation of metropolitan cities.

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

Since being selected by our Cultivate Programme in December 2017, artist Tuo Lin and his team have been using our space for idea development and rehearsals. The China Exchange team also provided Tuo with coaching and support regarding audience engagement. Following development time at China Exchange, excerpts from Cloud/Plunger have been presented in collaboration with New Movement Collective at Rambert during Lumiere London Festival 2018.  The project is Tuo’s final thesis project at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio(AAIS), and since also gained support from Architectural Association, Fiu Gallery (Shanghai) and Tube Showroom (Shanghai).

This is a free event. Please register to let us know you are coming.

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.


Concept & Spatial Design: Tuo Lin

Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon, Eryck Brahmania and Renaud Wiser

Performers: Malgorzata Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser

Creative Coders:Nakia Shuhong Hao and Zhuolong Yu

Music: Zhang Meng

Costume: Fengyi Tan from DIA