Networked Performance: Hundred Schools of Thought
Dec.18, 9-10PM EST, 6-7PM SLT
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Performance Description: By reflecting on the cultural phenomenon in Chinese history, “Land of Illusion” team’s new performance in Second Life, Hundred Schools of thought aims to making critical social and cultural commentaries in Cyberspace.
From Spring and Autumn to Warring States Period, during nearly 500 years in China, thought was freed, learning was unrestricted. Scholars without official responsibilities, were able to develop their views freely; heterodoxies thus could widely prevail. Men of profound thought and far vision inevitably were moved to make critical inquires into the causes and influences of these great changes, and quite naturally voiced opposition or offered constructive proposal.
In this performance in Second Life, six major philosophers reside in the Grand View Garden, presenting or advocating their thoughts and strategies freely. While the characters are identifiable by appearances and activities through historical accounts, performers, six artists and educators from China, Australia and America, have been encouraged to interpret the profound cultural message with their own reading when retaining their personal virtual identities as certain degree. Exploring “multifaceted identities” is the focus of this social-cultural reinterpretations through symbolic approaches.
Viewers are invited to log in Second Life for an immersive experience of this performance reflecting on not only Chinese history and philosophy, but legend and personality.
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