Responsive Program Resident 2013
WeiZen is a Performing Artist working in composition, sound, choreography and movement. She locates imageries from livinghood, myths and dreamings, and excavates linguistic processes searching out their connection to identity. WeiZen co-founded TUFA, (1999-2004) a SE Asian fusion music group which amalgamated visual and theatrical elements. She developed The Borrowed Language (2009), a performance themed on unbelonging, migration trails and her family history in Melaka. She and Alan Schacher were funded in 2015 to develop Unappeased, a project inspired by Malaysian Taoist tangki practices.
This year she has been funded to research and reimagine animistic rituals in SE Asia. She also will perform with The Splinter Orchestra at Adelaide Festival, present solo work for Setouchi Triennale, Japan, and participate in Critical Path’s Body As Material project. She initiated a regular performance improvisation event in the Blue Mountains from 2012, Sound Bites Body, which presented its twenty-third program at Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiative in February 2016.
- WZ jump. Photo by Elizabeth Burgess
- Speak Local, Interchange Festival 2015. Photo by Heidrun Lohr
- Penangpac theatre: Sherwynd Rylan Kessler