Journey to the Clouds








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Live Performance and Film

UP-on Live Art Festival, Chengdu, China, April 2016
Expansion + Regeneration, Chongqing, China, April 2016

Journey to the Clouds, performed in Chengdu and Chongqing, China, pulls apart a cultural misunderstanding of fame. Lingering on Brando’s enforced stereotype, he is here presented as a larger than life character; his blubbery exterior bounces in conflict with his graceful motion, at once almost dancing and teetering on the brink of collapsing, Brando is both endearing and disgusting, forcing the audience to both embrace and reject. Playing on the access all areas approach to celebrity life, Brando Live forces the audience to face up to the vision they have inadvertently created. A short film sits alongside two live performances which connects Brando to China’s rapid cultural transformation and equally swift rejection of its past.

Performance and video as part of Up:On Live Art festival in Chengdu and Chongqing, China

Journey to the Clouds was supported by Wales Arts International