Going live: With Enigmatic Perception

Shanghai Power Station of Art

Tai Kwun Contemporary



Social media has transformed interpersonal relationships. There are now virtual relationships which only exist on the internet, away from real life. On the one hand, one can continuously peep into these virtual friends’ lives, intervening by way of likes and messages. On the other hand, there are for all sorts of reasons those who, in order to garner more likes, enact an extremely performative lifestyle where personal developments are frequently updated and even everyday activities like eating end up trending on internet live streams. Going Live: Enigmatic Perception live streams a dance performance. During the performance, the dancers’ movements are controlled by net-based interactions, all the while interacting with live audiences—interweaving supply and demand, the virtual and the real, thereby exploring their similarities and differences.

©  Sudhee L