ITP Camp 2021

Show and Tell: From unauthorized performance in Central Park to neighborhood-wide outdoor play in Downtown Brooklyn

Session Leaders: Ying Liu

Tags: #live performances #GPS #VR live streaming #outdoor #parks

Created By: Ying Liu

Highlighting the shifting, participatory nature of viewership, mediated in real-time by everyday use of technology, my practice, especially in the realm of theater and performance, reveals how experimentation is most fruitful when it escapes predetermination. In this show-and-tell, I will present a few excerpts from my past work (and share my love for public spaces) including: 

  • HANG OUT (2017), a three-episode, VR-live-streamed play situated in New York Chinatown’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park
  • PLAYDATE (2019), a hyper-cellphone oriented performance, in and about Downtown Brooklyn, combining theater and happenings to explore urban interconnectivity
  • Breeze (2013), an unauthorized performance at Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
  • Ham over Rice (2014), an experimental film that deconstructs the Chinese myth of the god Houyi, an archer who saves the world but loses his immortality, with partial filming completed in Prospect Park.