PANTA RHEI (2011-2012)

 

Performance cycle in seven parts

Asia, 2011-2012

 

"Panta Rhei" is the Greek expression for "Everything flows." The cycle works on impermanent states and the concept of change and transformation, referring not only to the transitory states of matter, life and relations, but also to the temporary nature of thoughts, convictions, systems and presumed orders. The question is if there is something indefinite to cling to, something undying to rely on, when all is altered within the course of continuous evolution.

 

The performance cycle in seven parts has been developed and presented on VestAndPage's Asia-tour in 2011/12, with stations in Singapore (Body), Thailand (Thoughts, Convictions, Relations), Taipei (Matter), Seoul (Time) and Hong Kong (Systems). 

 

 

"Explore what's humanly possible: Stenke and Pagnes don't perform with a script. Granted, they've set coordinates for the show. They have chosen a space, and selected objects that are maximally efficient at conveying what they want to say. They have ideas about how they can interact with the space and the objects so that the audience leaves with a story. Still, there is no choreography, and what happens on opening day goes. If Pagnes struggles to free himself against restraints, that's real blood on his wrists and real pain on his face. Sometimes he gets free. Sometimes he doesn't."

The China Post, Taipei

PANTA RHEI I: Body

 

​​Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore

In occasion of FOI Future of Imagination 7, curated by Jason Lim

November 2011

 

Photographs by Nel Lim

 
PANTA RHEI II: Thoughts

 

CM University Arts Centre, Chiang Mai, TH

In occasion of Asiatopia, curated by Chumpon Apisuk

November 2011

 

Photographs by Paisan Plienbangchang

 
PANTA RHEI III: Convictions

 

In collaboration with Zai Kuning (Chants)

Chiang Mai, TH

In occasion of Asiatopia, curated by Chumpon Apisuk

November 2011

 
PANTA RHEI IV: Relations

 

Nakhon Ratchisima, TH

In occasion of Asiatopia, curated by Chumpon Apisuk

November 2011

 

Photographs by Paisan Plienbangchang

 
PANTA RHEI V: Matter

 

Taipei Artist Village, Taipei; ROC

In occasion of Summer Move Festival by Taipei Artist Village

September 2012

With the collaboration of Yan-ru Lai

 

Photographs and video by Liu Yao

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PANTA RHEI VI: Time

 

Seoul Art Space Mullae, Seoul, SK

In occasion of MIAF Mulle Arts Festival

September 2012

 

Photographs and video by HeiJi Park

 
PANTA RHEI VII: Systems

 

JCCAC, Hong Kong

In occasion of Performance Exchange HK x Italy x Germany, presented by CCCD Centre for the Community Culture Development

October 2012

 

Images are video stills by Yuki

 

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