Ghost and John are a Hongkongese multidisciplinary art duo based in London, working across dance, theatre and visual art. From Computer Science and Biology backgrounds, they investigate how art is being received by society and is the tool to uphold the freedom of expression, utilising digital interactive technology to influence theatre politics. They are a danceWEB scholarship recipient and a young choreographer in ATLAS at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 respectively. They have recently completed MA Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place. They are artist members of Chisenhale Dance Space, London and artists-in-residence at Live Art Development Agency, London.
Growing up in Hong Kong, they were bombarded by cultures of surrounding East Asian countries and also western countries, together with its complex history as a British colony, their cultural and national identity has been very troubled and confused. In recent years, the issues of political oppression in Hong Kong has risen to international attention and became their main drive to make works that reflect on their perspective and archive this time of instability that we are all in. They focus on an experimental artistic practice that emphasises collaboration between artforms and audience experience. Through both the making and presenting of their works, they are constantly studying the post-colonial trauma of the city, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts.
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