SUN 18th OCT 18:00-20:00

»Emptea Ceremony«

Xïola Yin & Al Yakubouskaya


Location: C. Rockefeller Center for the contemporary Arts openstreetmap

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»Emptea Ceremony« is a multi-dimensional & sensual happening brought by Xïola Yin – the opposite yet not contradictory side of Aloïs Yang, together with performer and visual artist Al Yakubouskaya.

The project investigates the underlying emptiness of self-centered and algorithmic-personalised cultural consumption brought by the internet and technology, in connection with the empty-state-of-mind that is commonly required in a traditional tea ceremony, in order to appreciate the unrepeatable nature of the moment.

With this participatory performance, Yin and Yakubouskaya ask – how a modern technological ritual could function as a gateway to find the stillness within us? What is the experiential collectiveness among human, machines, matters, and the digital/physical environment ? Can a decentralised ritual (co)exist with the help of technology?

Al Yakubouskaya is a visual artist and performer, who works with costume design, performance and audio-visual installations. Through the costumes-based performances she explores the possibilities of transforming and shifting the perception of consciousness to the outer world and experience of becoming another species. Her latest research is based on the beliefs that we all as entities including machines are influencing each other’s neural networks through the flow of information and energy.

Xïola Yin is the opposite yet not contradict side of Aloïs Yang. In his work he investigates the perceptions of time and space on both “outer” physical world and “inner” metaphysical levels of awareness – as manifestations of how we contextualise the overlapping realities in between body and mind, objective explanation and subjective projection, analogue and digital, certainty and unknown.

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