Eavesdropping Presents: Ghost Wife by Angel Lam
Award winning composer/storyteller Angel Lam tells a new story with her original music and visual projections. Through years of research and recent visits to China she discovered a forgotten diary that chronicles an adventurous journey in a culture now lost to time.
In a merciless land, a young man saved the fate of a young girl who died three days ago... Based on a true story, an untold secret from 1920's China comes alive through a new presentation in the Chinese tea house style of storytelling.
In collaboration with visual artist and set designer Catherine Lan. Catherine Lan's "Magic Window I" is a faux fur relief painting created based on "Ghost Wife". Inspired by the Qing dynasty architectural ornaments, the furry fabric is being cut into a lotus shaped window frame, juxtaposing with paints that changes colors when viewed from different angle.
Catherine Lan is a visual artist who utilizes fashion elements to explore themes of female identity, fantasy, and desire. The recent fairy-tale series use candy-like colored materials: faux fur, pearl beadings, glitter, lace, rhinestone, acrylic. She cuts the fur or collage them into a dream-like fantasy. These soft relief paintings are deconstructions and reinterpretations of classical narrative characters: "Ghost Wife", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Snow White".
Composer and curator Guy Barash's new music series Eavesdropping kicks off its third year of adventurous modern programming. It returns to The Tank to present some of today's most daring performers and astonishing composers.
For artists, Eavesdropping provides a stage for risktaking and the exploration of non-conventional sound, to present a relevant boundary-breaking artistic work. Shows often include multimedia elements, real time electronic processing, and performance art.
The Tank's intimate black box theater brings our audiences close enough to become part of the creative process. We are committed to presenting innovative repertoire that is relevant and intriguing. Eavesdropping is a crossgenres new music series presented to the city's inquisitive listener - the one that seen it all and heard it all but craves for cultural excitement.
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