We are delighted that CAN X Two Temple Place Digital Exhibition and Immersive Performance: Every Dollar Is A Soldier/With Money You’re A Dragon has been shortlisted for the Arts Council’s Digital Culture Awards.
It’s in the Digital Storytelling category which is decided by the public. Vote here by Friday 14 Jan by clicking the thumbs up by our entry.
A virtual promenade performance inside the CAN X TWO TEMPLE PLACE digital art gallery, it mixes gaming and 3D technology, fusing original music, virtual performances and a new script exploring the migrant experience – from the poorest of Chinese sailors who jumped ship in the East End, to the richest of men like William Waldorf Astor, the eccentric founder of Two Temple Place who migrated to the UK from the USA.
As we traveled through, we met choreographer and dancer Si Rawlinson, musicians Wang Xiao and Cheng Yu, playing An-Ting Chang’s contemporary new score on traditional Chinese instruments and met Astor himself, played by Daniel York Loh, whose poetic and powerful narration ran throughout the performance.
Exhibition artists: Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Donald Shek, Jack Tan, Chloe Wing.
Writer & Performer Daniel York Loh
Director & Composer An-Ting Chang
Designer Christine Ting–Huan 挺欢 Urquhart
Creative Technologist Ian Gallagher
Choreographer/Dancer Si Rawlinson
Musicians Wang Xiao (erhu), Cheng Yu (pipa)
Performer/Artist Chloe Wing
Director of Photography Zhou Ning, Adam Ryzman
Curators: Rebecca Hone, Jodie Gilliam
Photographer: Johan Persson
Interface Designer Rich Brown @ rvlvagency
Film partner: Broadley Studio
Co-produced by Chinese Arts Now and Two Temple Place
Jack Tan’s ‘Hearings’ formed part of the CAN x TWO TEMPLE PLACE exhibition from 20th February 2021 – 21st March 2021. Jack decided not to take part in the exhibition extension period.