Gina Peyran Tan
Phenomenologically Love – A Practice
A practice – of love, balance, pace, falling and rising, engagement, connected to our emotive self. The four performers brings forward: strength, energy, freedom and love through their movements. And in these moments, just like the cicadas the muses sent to allure – immerse in song and poetry. Love, more than hope – Phenomenologically Love considers love as an antidote to our turbulent and cacophonous period that is throttling onwards at an unfathomable speed.
'Imagine a city where there is no desire. Supposing for the moment that the inhabitants of the city continue to eat, drink and procreate in some mechanical way; still; their life looks flat. They do not theorize or spin tops or speak figuratively. Few think to shun pain; none give gifts. They bury their dead and forget where.'
– Eros the Bittersweet by Ann Carson
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019
Having previously worked across different formats and collaboratively, Gina's practice is currently located in Moving Image. In trying to grasp this existence, her practice is drawn towards the sphere of the personal and navigates around notions of balance – the conflicted self, the straddling in-between balance and disorder, the confrontational forces within society. Tension tends to seep out from these observations of human relations and becomes apparent as an understatement in her work. The ever-complex web and flow of life takes her practice on a discursive route engaging in varied narratives and discourses with a certain uncertainty of what may come next. She works to engage in this challenge of discovery within a framework of criticality around her interest in phenomenology, ethics and self-consciousness. Her moving visual choreography influenced by poetic language endeavours to understand our conditional circumstances and draws out the fragments of our existence.