"MEETING | REUNIÓN" at Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival
19:30 - 22:30, October 7, 2011
Hsin Chu train station Public plaza, Hsin Chu, Taiwan

laptopsrus VJ workshop Image Museum of Hsinchu Culture Bureau (October 1-3)

LaptopsRus "MEETING | REUNIÓN" is open public meeting of women live performers set inside an electronically updated boxing ring installation. Meeting as performance, Reunion as tournament, women with laptops play with or against each other in collaborative and challenging ways. The laptop generation, each a mobile agent with own laptop, each claims her personal style while embracing interactive performance platform. Modeling after women wrestler's tournament where women fight and sweat, "MEETING | REUNIÓN" presents an innovative form of live audiovisual performance. Each round of play situates two women on the opposite ringside, surrounded by video projections, aided by DJ sound system and moderated by a Matrix Mistress (MM). With preset play order , each live performer (invited and through open call) takes her side of the ring. Play rules are communicated. The audience are encouraged to be actively involved. They decide the playtime of each performer through collective vocal expression. Not unlike break dance showoff, each performer gets her playtime while anticipating chaotic intervention. In this tournament, no winners are declared. It is free style street culture - women in fight, in love, expressing (E)motion via their laptops with pixels and codes.

Invited by Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival, LAPTOPSRUS presents a special "WIND" edition for Hsin Chu, also known as wind city. Gusts of autumn wind transmit elements of growth, vitality, energy, speed, friendship & revolution. We invite Taiwan local and international woman live performers to expand the theme "WIND" with own visual/moving image interpretation. This chance meeting of woman live performers in Hsin Chu marks LaptopsRus' premiere edition in Asian region. Bring up the wind, we celebrate Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival with our ever-growing woman live performers' network.

LaptopsRus Hsin Chu edition Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival

organized by Hsinchu city government

in association with
Woman Make Waves Film Festival

Image Museum of Hsinchu Culture Bureau

technical support
Digital Art Center

Mia Chen, Curation/Production [Taiwan]
Peiying Lu, Coordination/Production [Taiwan]
Maite cajaraville, Curation/Direction [laptopsrus]
Shu Lea Cheang, Curation/Direction [laptopsrus]