Practicing LIVE

3-projection video installation / 31'17" / 2014

The 30-minute script of Practicing LIVE involves an ordinary family coming together to celebrate the father’s birthday. What makes this family special is each member’s employment within the art scene, which creates intersections between work and familial ties in even the most commonplace of conversations, revealing long-hidden realities of the art world. All seven actors are professionals from the world of visual arts: museum curator, collector, gallery manager, independent curator, artist, critic and professor. Through the tensions between their real and fictional personae in their enactment of this family drama, the actors dismantle and reconstruct their relationships with each other. Punning on the word “life”, Practicing LIVE is a live broadcast of a constantly rehearsed and practiced life. 

installation view at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2014 ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
installation view at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2014 ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Credits

Casting: Hunag Hai-Ming, Huang Chi-Wen, Esther Lu, Huang Chien-Hung, Larry Shao, Kit Hammonds, Pei-Hsuan Peng

Producer: Freya Chou / Assistant Director: Wade DING / Assistant to Director: Pei-Hsuan Peng / Director of Photography: Saint LIN

Lighting Designer: Yi-Tai Chung / Production Sound Mixer: Aki Chen / Editor: Kassey C.M. Huang / Sound Designer: Ming-Tse Chen

Telecine: i-View Process Post Production Corp.

Produced for the solo exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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