Sep 23th, 2018 @ Taipei Contemporary Art Center

lololol.net is an ongoing interpretive manuscript of Taoist-informed experimental practices for mind and body cultivation in contemporary times. The manuscript is collectively written, organically evolving, and includes a decentralized program of exercises and techniques shared as a community for inspirations of healthy living. Responding to today's increasingly cybernetic lifestyles, lololol.net includes a variety of benefits, including the improvement of circulation between the real and virtual, fitness of expanded consciousness, deeper understanding of our new bodies, and connection between lives of all kind.

Future Tao: Workout Guide is an artist-led workout session that features three projects participating in lololol.net. Heavy Breathing presents Christian Nagler: Cosmoconvulsive Anxiothenics, a neurological dialogue on global risk and the body, including muscle relaxation, full-textual paralysis and brain stimulation from distant galaxies. Sound artist Sheryl Cheung’s Internal Motivations is a collective listening and improvisation session for energy circulation between people and their environments. Multimedia artist Xia Lin guides a workshop session of 3C Xing Yi Quan, a new form of martial arts that imitates the form and essence of 3C gadgets.

🧘‍Activity Schedule
2:00 Entrance
2:15 Cosmoconvulsive Anxiothenics (livestream from Oakland, California)
3:00 Internal Motivations
3:45 3C Xin Yi Quan
4:30 Guided tour & discussion of lololol.net

Guides: Heavy Breathing, Sheryl Cheung, Xia Lin

The Artists

Heavy Breathing is a series of experimental movement seminars designed by artists combining physical activity with group discussion on ideas related to their creative practice. For more information, please visit heavyheavybreathing.com 

Christian Nagler is a participating artist of Heavy Breathing. Lately, he has been doing ethnographic research into the performance culture of Silicon Valley, making videos like Shoulder Babies, and working to build an organization called phoebe. A book Human Capital: A Life was published in 2016. Other recent writing can be found in TDR, Performance Research, and Art Practical.

Sheryl Cheung was was raised in Taipei, New York, and Beijing. She works between experimental sound compositions, abstract scoring and performances to explore a material concept of life. Perceiving life as a force, a mobility that drives our innate persistence to live, she explores how active listening (working with sound) can be a mind and body practice to negotiate different noises of the world. Her work has been shown at the Taipei Fine Art Museum, International Computer Music Conference, Somerset Studios, Lacking Sound Festival, Chronus Art Center, and JOLT Arts Festival.

Xia is interested in Tai Chi philosophy, martial arts, and cognitive processes of humans and machines. Using body as medium, Xia’s recent work attempts to create a circulation between mass and energy between different relationships. Xia perceives change as the basis of reality, and in this constant flux, Xia seeks to find something universal. Xia Lin is co-founder of lololol, an art project that focuses on understanding the fast evolving concepts of consciousness, sensory systems, and what it means to be human in the contemporary age.

lololol.net 是一個關注道思想的身心秘笈,2018年發起,持續發展。此秘笈由集體寫作而成,共同對當代身體技術和修行進行探討和想像。本項目試圖建立一個去中心化的修行分享模式,定期推出實驗性運動和修行技巧,尋找合適當代養身的生活方法。

「超個體當代修行:能量導引」是一次實驗性的身心工作坊,由收錄秘笈中的三位創作家帶領一個下午的能量導引。來自美國西岸的重呼吸(Heavy Breathing)是一個實驗性肢體研討會,參與藝術家Christian Nagler將引導一場關於全球風險與身體的神經系統對話,內容包括肌肉放鬆、全語境痙攣以及來自遙遠星系的腦內刺激。聲音藝術家張欣的「體內運動」是一場集體聆聽和即興演奏,透過聲音去開發人與環境的能量循環。藝術家林亭君將示範與介紹這套自行研發的「3C形意拳」,並帶領參與者一同開發協作。透過模仿、體會、學習共生,領略現代新自然,預備具有未來特性的身心調和技術。

02:00 入場
02:15 宇宙抽搐焦慮體操(現場英文同步翻譯)
03:00 體內運動
03:45 3C形意拳
04:30 線上秘笈 lololol.net 導覽&討論

引導人|重呼吸(Heavy Breathing)、張欣、林亭君。


來自美國西岸的重呼吸(Heavy Breathing)是一系列藝術家策劃的實驗性運動研討會,結合肢體活動與話語交流。批判性思維經常讓人感到頭重腳輕、過於抽象、並與身體分離。當身體在移動中,上氣不接下氣地喘息時,對話又如何改變?什麼樣的新思維模式變得可能?更多資訊請參考:heavyheavybreathing.com

Christian Nagler 為參與重呼吸的藝術家之一,近年來持續對矽谷的表演文化進行人類學研究,創作錄像作品Shoulder Babies,並籌辦一個命名為phoebe的組織。寫作曾發表於TDR、Performance Research、Art Practical,2016年出版書籍「人力資本:生命」。