Collaborative Calligraphy Performance
Hei Bai Qie Art Space presents an art performance piece by Roland Buckingham-Hsiao and Chou, Cheng-Yu. Seated opposite each other as if playing chess, the two artists will collaborate in writing abstract (asemic) characters in seal script. The performance is designed as a collaborative game, with the artists taking turns to make strokes, one at a time, each responding to the developing composition from their own Eastern and Western perspectives. The idea for the performance grew from research into pictographic scripts, archaic proto-writing and hybrid calligraphic forms conducted by Roland Buckingham-Hsiao, a PhD research student at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. After the performance the characters will be exhibited at NAMI Art Space in Taichung City until May 3rd and later in gallery space in Wolverhampton, England. Chou, Cheng-Yu from Changhua City, Taiwan. He has made an in depth study of calligraphy and Chinese ink painting at Fong Yi Wen’s Studio in Changhua. Roland Buckingham-Hsiao is an inter-disciplinary artist from Canterbury, England. He has exhibited artwork widely in Europe and the USA, including at the Tate Gallery, London.