Ghost and John
are a Hongkongese multidisciplinary art duo, currently based between London and Hong Kong. From Computer Science and Biology backgrounds, we investigate how art is being received by society and is the tool for political resistance, utilising digital interactive technology to influence theatre politics. We are a danceWEB scholarship recipient and a young choreographer in ATLAS at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 respectively. We have recently completed our MA Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School. We are now artist members of Chisenhale Dance Space, artists in residence at Live Art Development Agency and artist fellows of Hong Kong Dance Alliance.
Growing up in Hong Kong, we were bombarded by cultures of surrounding East Asian countries and also western countries, together with its complex history as a British colony, our cultural and national identity has been very troubled and confused. In recent years, the issues of political oppression in Hong Kong has risen to international attention and became our main drive to make works that reflect on our perspective and archive this time of instability that we are all in. We focus on an experimental artistic practice that emphasises collaboration between artforms and audience experience. Through both the making and presenting of our works, we are constantly studying the post-colonial trauma of my city, questioning the cultural identity of being a Hongkongese and challenging new forms of arts.