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For generations, migrants have travelled far and wide and experienced indescribable uncertainty. Half a century ago, Enoch Cheng’s grandfather boarded a ship and embarked on his migration journey for South Africa. Taking this family history as a hint, the homegrown cross-media artist transforms the stage into a vessel that traverses the past and the future, applying the body as a container of memory and performs the ritual of metamorphosis through his choreography. Morphing is about the search for identity, the adaptability of being and the collective experience of venturing into the land of unknown.
Choreography: Enoch Cheng
Taipei Arts Festival
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Enoch Cheng is an independent artist. His practice spans moving image, installation, dance, theatre, performance, curating and events. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban lives, his works explore recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, memory, time, migration and extinction. His recent film installation trilogy on mythology, different species in nature, and identity, which has been shown in France, Germany, Hong Kong, USA and South Africa, has been developed into a performance and was recently presented at the Taipei Arts Festival. He received his MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London, and BA in English Literature and Art History at the University of Hong Kong. He has also lectured at Hong Kong Art School. He is the recipient of the Award for Young Artist at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. He was an artist fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and artist-in-residence at Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth in Zagreb; Cité internationale des arts in Paris; and Stiftung Insel Hombroich in Neuss.