||If you can see the whole world in a flower, can you pass a whole life within one dream?|
‘Life has always seemed to me like a plant lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away – an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet, I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.’ – C.G. Jung, Memories Dreams, Reflections
Following her enquiry into the relationship between life and time in Dehydrated Flower, Tsui is using day-time flowering water lilies as the introduction, the human body as the media and voices as the navigator. She repeatedly enters dreams that may be yours, mine or theirs. As we experience the moments when each blooming water lily welcomes sunlight, are we in fact wandering between a ‘dream’ and ‘reality’?
Audience will be seated on the floor and is requested to take off their shoes before entering the performance area. Please dress casually and wear socks. Wearing pajamas are also welcome.
Audience will need to wear a headphone during the performance. Programme conducted in Cantonese.
Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted.