Arts House presents
Xiao Ke x Zi Han
Visual & Digital · China / Australia
A country, a culture, a community or an identity? A question is a mirror: come see yourself in this one.
Due to the Federal Government’s current travel ban affecting visitors who have been in mainland China, select performers are currently unable to travel to Melbourne. We’re planning to reschedule this performance once circumstances permit and hope you’ll join us for the date to be announced.
If you hold a ticket to this event, you will be contacted for a refund. If you have any other queries, contact Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office on 1300 182 183. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to welcoming you at an Asia TOPA event soon.
What is Chinese? is an international collaboration tracing the connections and distinctions between people the world over. Shanghai artists Xiao Ke and Zi Han have travelled the globe speaking to over 140 members of the Chinese diaspora, and an exhibition of their interviews and portraits forms the launching point for this many-faceted work. As What is Chinese? unfolds the pair will join local artists to create and live in a 'home' in Arts House's Warehouse, where audiences will be invited to visit, eat and talk.
Part documentary, part performance, part installation, What is Chinese? ends with the local artists sharing new work that reflects on this playful zone of crosscultural contact.