Nowadays, Drag culture has developed in the arts field and is more lively in the entertainment industry. Also, it is still inheriting the history of protests on specific issues such as gender and social identities.
In our team, we have an artist (Shih Han) with years of doing drag and performance art, and an art critic (Wave) deeply attracted to drag shows. They are both interested in the costumes and accessories used in drag shows. Additionally, they wonder how those wearing objects lead viewers to feel pleasure.
In this project, we will organize a “Company” by operating a system of manufacture, to find out how the sense of pleasure (or Transgression) is commodified into objects through a production process, and then trigger the public to purchase or feel satisfied.
Meanwhile, they want to explore the process of using these products, how the intimate feeling takes to public empath also body political issues.
CHIEN Shih Han
TAIWAN - A
YANG Zhi Xiang
Wave Yang was born and raised in Kaohsiung, a southern city in Taiwan. He is an artist and art critic working with arts festival who focuses on the notions of urban and rural gap, and queerness. He's interested in how contexts of spaces and places would shape and transform lifestyles and human networks.
In 2021, he joined in the project “ADAM Artist Lab-Shihlin Study” hosted by Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and “Unboxing: Live Art Arena” hosted by Fist & Cake Production and Huashan 1914 Creative Park; in 2020, he participated in artist Su Pin-Wen's “Not Yet Titled” workshop and presented at the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) annual exhibition “Re: Play”. In addition, he is now a critic for PAReviews (2020-).
Chien Shih-Han is a performance maker, actor, and drag queen. His performances focus on the relationship between himself and the arts. He applies many tools to blend in his performance, for instance, arts of drag, live performance, monologues, process revealing, etc. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London MA in Performance Making, BA in Drama Department, National Taiwan University of Arts. He began making performance in 2014, by participating in the site-specific work “Suspicious ”(Yiling Tsai), Close To You Festival.