Unappeased Penang 2014

14 Nov 2014 : PenangPac (Performing Arts Centre of Penang), Malaysia

Showings of a new ensemble work developed by WeiZen Ho and Alan Schacher with collaborators. This work was developed through a residency with penangpac and followed on from our research of Penang’s Hungry Ghost Festival in 2013. It examines, as source inspiration, the rituals and belief-systems around death and honouring the departed in Southeast Asian cultures, inspired by Penang’s Hungry Ghost Festival. As an inter-disciplinary project that is being developed in exchange between artists in Australia and Malaysia, it absorbs, re-interprets and re-imagines archetypes and metaphors for the Hungry Ghost in the context of a global and highly mobile contemporary world.

Project Details
Dates 14 Nov 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
Duration 1 hour
Collaborators Aida Redza (Malaysia) , Victoria Hunt (Aust) , Robbie Avenaim (Aust) ,Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum (Thailand), WeiZen Ho (Aust)
Producer Gravity Research Institute Incorporated (G.R.I.) ; PenangPac and Ombak-Ombak Artists Collective : Malaysian Project Partners
Category ensemble

Alan Schacher + WeiZen Ho: Project Co-Directors & performers ; Aida Redza: Performer/Co-Devisor ; Victoria Hunt: Performer/Co-Devisor ; Robbie Avenaim: Musician, percussive robotic sound installations ; Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum: Video Mapping Artist ; Tan Sooi Beng: Cultural Advisor, : Photo & video documentation : Phin Oswald Supported in Malaysia by :Australia Council for the Arts; Performing Arts Centre of Penang; Ombak-Ombak Artists Collective Penang

supported in Australia by: Australia Council for the Arts; Riverside Theatre and Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney; Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst NSW ; Hothouse Theatre, Albury NSW