Huang Ding-Yun is one of the co-founders of Taipei-based multi-creator collective, Co-Coism. Co-coism aims at work-in-collective, site-responding, and interdisciplinary practices. They focus on creating a flexible relationship between the audience and the performers. In 2020, Ding-Yun initiated series of projects on ‘Mind and Consciousness’ in the progress of “God in Residency”, “Performing Insanity”.
His works were mainly premiered in the Asia-Pacific region. He was also invited as a residency artist, facilitator or guest curator in Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgium), Gorki Theater Herbstsalon (Berlin), ADAM—Asia Discover Asia Meetings (Taipei), Dance Nucleus (Singapore), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne).
Henry Tan is an artist based in Bangkok and is co-founder of Tentacles Art Space, a member of Freaklab, Thailand, as well as a member of metaPhorest, Japan. Henry explores various concepts around life and simulation through the investigation of technology. These incorporate ideas around synthetic biology, mixed reality, brain stimulation and artificial intelligence. He is interested in how lifeforms adapt to and negotiate with changing environmental conditions including the climate, geopolitics and geoeconomics.
Henry collaborated with Fablab Hamamatsu and Kornkarn Rungsawang to create The Lunartic Dream Project (2021). This work investigates human interplanetary desires and ideology by combining mythology and advanced technology to materialize the human-non-human dream of spreading life to other planets. In the Young Eel project (2019), Henry combines lab-grown meat, brainwave, sound, and light to reanimate sleepers and transfer consciousness and memories into cloned bodies. Through an exploration of sleep and dreams, he investigates aging society and environmental concerns for human and eel populations.
Esther Lu is a curator and writer with a background in literature, art history, activism and curatorial studies. She is interested in formulating conceptual ways of seeing and discursive events that intertwine art and reality. Many of her projects focus on the interplay of sensibility, body, institution and memory. She is driven by the curiosity to explore human conditions, boundaries of knowing, and how art embodies and exceeds our imagination to address various concerns toward humanity, culture and the relevance of life.
Esther was the director of Taipei Contemporary Art Center from 2015 to 2017, and the curator of This is Not a Taiwan Pavilion — a collateral event at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. She has curated a number of international exhibitions and workshops in Asia and Europe. Her recent curatorial practice involves creating co-learning and innovative mediation strategies for professional workshops and audience experience. She founded Moss Piglets, a non-profit initiative to investigate future body politics in 2021.