ling-wen tsai performance

Lines I, water, glass bowl, black ink, brush, rice paper, prepared classical guitar, sakuhatchi flute, 2007
Lines I is a live performance/collaboration in which I direct, choreograph, and perform with classical guitarist/composer Nathan Kolosko and flutist/composer Carl Dimow at Drawing Room, Portland, Maine. This work explores the form and metaphor of lines as it relates to the ever-progressing and linear nature of our lives. Through the use of visual, movement and sound, the work explores the temporal and fragile nature of our lives as individuals taking part in a collective/codependent existence. The work employs silent gestures, slow movement, mark making and improvised sound generated by prepared guitar and Sakuhatchi flute.