In participating in the Weiwuying Circus Platform in November 2021, my suspicions were verified: Taiwan has a healthy and burgeoning circus culture with artists who are keen to explore contemporary themes, and who are known for their creativity. The event, currently in its 6th year, took place from October 30th to November 28, 2021, and included all of the key players in the circus field in Taiwan and even some from beyond.Curated by Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang the project was also a collaboration with (CAN) Circus Asia Network, and Montréal Complètement Cirque in Canada.
In this second round of coverage, we explore how the Weiwuying Circus Platform involved street artists from Taiwan in their event. These short reviews sample the larger showcase of street arts that Weiwuying organized, challenging artists to convert their outside art to the digital realm. A most interesting result in some of the shows is the purposeful absence of an audience, as performers take their customary pauses to receive adoration and applause, creating eerie moments that highlight the inherent sadness of such a venture. . The Calling ...
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