Jason Vu: Through Noise
What stops you from listening?
What are you hoping to hear so badly?
What will you ignore to get there?
Through Noise investigates the emerging concept of 'a body' not as a fixed entity, but as an event of sensorial collisions. This mixed-media and dance performance by Jason Vu engages the movements of sounding and listening to consider the choreographies that (re/de)form identity, relationality, and meaning. Jason moves in and through questions around ancestral grief in the Vietnamese diaspora, the conditions of home in an expanding Asian-American consciousness, and their entanglements with queer desire, love, and possibility.
There will be two performance dates:
Suggested advance tickets are $15-$25 on a sliding scale. Tickets at the door will be $25.
Sound Design and Composition: Jason Vu, Dylan Gilbert
Mixing and Mastering: Dylan Gilbert
Writing and Photography: Jason Vu
Cinematography: Jorgie Ingram
Design Correspondent: Jorgie Ingram
Costume Design: Reid Bartelme
Special Thanks: My family, jenn nugent, Paul Matteson, Donna Faye Burchfield, Su Guzey, Jimena Paz, Ben Pranger, Emily Wexler, Stephen Cirino, Noel Ramirez, University of the Arts DEIA Fellowship
Commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative
Image courtesy of the artist.