RAP 2023 – Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title) | Lydia Jialu Li
MABOU MINES RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM, 2023
Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title)
Created and Performed by
Lydia Jialu Li
June 8 at 7pm & June 10 at 9pm
ALL SHOWINGS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
150 First Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10009
Did you hear about the death of the girl?
A kaleidoscopic chronicle of a girl’s metamorphosis from 1993 to today (39°54′15″N, 116°24′27″E; 18.104.22.168).
Created & Performed by
Lydia Jialu Li
Sound Design by
Video & Projection Design by
Leotard Costume by
Directorial Support from
Jonathan Taikina Taylor
In previous versions:
Directorial and Dramaturgical Support by
Sam Paul Salman
Thomas Witwer Lemuel
Academic Support on BL and Fan Culture in China by
Monalisa Tianding He
Lydia Jialu Li (they/them) is a theatre creator and film actor. A Salituner, Beijingnese. Chinese, English, Japanese and Emoji user. “Ten- and a hundred-years old at the same time” — Michele Selene Ang. Previously played at Double Edge Theatre, JACK, LAPP, REDCAT, Outfest LA, AAIFF, MNFF, SDAFF, Urbanworld, Cairo International Film Festival, etc. BA in Sociology, Fordham University LC; MFA in Acting, CalArts. www.lilydia.com
Kai-Luen Liang (he/him) is a Chinese-American sound and media artist and musician based in Los Angeles. His work/research is interested in exploring various aspects of technology and erasure, surveillance/prediction, algorithmic divination, identity and migration, and shanzhai-hacktivism-piracy. He received his undergraduate in Asian American Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Music Technology as well as a specialization at the Center for Integrated Media.
Da Xu (he/him) is a multi-faceted artist and creative technologist, focusing largely on audio/visual works. Live Visual Credits: Alienware Computers, LuLuLemon, LeTV Stones Throw. Toured extensively with the seminal Chinese rock band 舌头(SheTou) as photographer and live visual collaborator. Audio/visual movement works for LACMA’s Art Walk.
Xiyü Lin 林熹雨 (she/her) is an accomplished costume designer and multidisciplinary artist known for her innovative and experimental approach to film, mixed media, and performance. Her notable achievements include styling the award-winning film Simulacra and designing costumes for Mukabang Roller. Xiyu’s installation performance piece, Nemesis, was featured at Automata Theater in Los Angeles. Her work in The Little Red Book: or Plural Body, was selected to represent the United States at PQ23 Emerging and Early Career Costume Design. Additionally, Xiyu’s costume design for the immersive theater adaptation of The Three-Body Problem premiered in April in Shanghai
Jonathan Taikina Taylor (he/him) is a director, teacher, and movement artist split between Mexico City and Brooklyn. He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The SuperGeographics Ensemble Theatre, with whom he has directed: Un Castillo de Cartas/The House of Cards, Panic Everything’s Fine, Bacchic, Moving Mouths, RePlay: Shelter Island, and Signal. Under his direction The SuperGeographics’ work has been seen in The US, Sweden, Chile, and India.
Photo credit: Michael Palma. Courtesy of Los Angeles Performance Practice