• NINETEEN WAYS OF LOOKING

    《十九种看待的方式》

    陈思安作词

    作词 Librettist

     

    Nineteen Ways of Looking brings together composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman, counter tenor Keith Pun, Chinese writer Chen Si’an and choreographer Si Rawlinson to create an Instagram Opera. Responding to the portrayal of and prejudice displayed towards people of Chinese and East Asian heritage in the West during the COVID-19 pandemic, this multidisciplinary work explores nineteen different perspectives that relate to isolation, media and mental health. These will be presented on social media as a moving image or still photography, accompanied by various combinations of music, dance and spoken word. Shot entirely on camera phone, each Instagram ‘square’ will contain a miniature chapter of this semi-linear narrative, unfolding post by post, unravelling in real time for viewers.

    London-born British-Malaysian artist + composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman brings together the contemporary classical, electronics and sound art worlds to create powerful soundscapes and musical identities. A regular collaborator across various art forms including dance, word, film and VR, her music explores otherness, memory and plays with a sense of narrative. Activism also has an important place within her music and wider creative work; she is equally passionate about gender and racial equality and empowering others within the industry and beyond.

    The 4th of six CAN digital commissions, Nineteen Ways of Looking is co-commissioned with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

     

    CREDITS

    Composer: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

    Librettist: Si’an Chen (translated by Alice Xin Liu)

     

    Director: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

    Dramaturg: Jude Christian

     

    Executive Producer: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

    Producer: Treacle Holasz

    Assistant Producer: Maria Guy

     

    DOP, Photographer & Editor: Ning Zhou

     

    Choreography and Movement: Si Rawlinson

    Filmed by Si Rawlinson

    Additional Editing (Isolation, We Can Be Quiet) by Si Rawlinson

     

    Countertenor: Keith Pun

    Recorded by Keith Pun

    Filmed by Keith Pun and Sawako Kayaki

     

    Contralto: Hildur Berglind Arndal

    Recorded by Daniel Bøgh Nielsen

    Filmed by Hildur Berglind Arndal

     

    We Can Be Quiet: written and performed by Si Rawlinson

    Featuring improvisation by David Austin Grey

     

    Pangolin Skin: Part II written and performed by Dan Tsu

     

    Narration: Clare Taylor, Reylon Yount, Jasmin Kent Rodgman

     

    Designer: Anushka Tay

    Food Stylist: Premila van Ommen

     

    Musicians: Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Reylon Yount and Beibei Wang

     

    Additional Voice: Mia Foo, Momoko Gill, Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka, Oliver Loi-Koe, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Peayin Tan

     

    Models: Mia Foo, Angela Hui, Oliver Loi-Koe, Clare Taylor, Dan Tsu, Reylon Yount

     

    Audio Description by Anne Hornsby