A Nocturnal Sound Salon by Cheng Yi-Ping aka Betty Apple in collaboration with Mabe Fratti, DJ Pablo Escalón and VJ Mauricio Arroyo aka Womb.
THE YING ECSTASY SOUND
A live art performance by Betty Apple taking place in a mobile taxi.
Black and white, water (transformation) and fire (creativity), earth and heaven, moon and sun, passive and active, feminine and masculine, sound and vision. Through the harmonious balancing of opposites, the concept of Yin** and Yang considers universal existence as an inseparable and contradictory double-face to achieve its own balance. Yin and Yang is not meant to be perfect but meant to be whole. Departing from Taoism philosophy, a verb between Yin and Yang rethinks how ideology distorts the space of interpretation and how post-industrial society constructs normative perception in the everyday.
If Yang refers to symbolic stereotypes and order then Yin applies itself to an invisible chaos that runs beneath the surface. By presenting a site-specific sound installation, following a collaborative performance, and taking part in a participatory action, the core of this event turns on opening the Yin as a means to balance our predominantly Yang-infused life.
*The performance was cancelled due to the earthquake happened on 19 September at Mexico
**The pronunciation of Yin in Chinese is the same as feminine.
FUTURE PEOPLE'S MESSAGE IN EARTHQUAKE
A live recording produced at Santi Rodriguez Studio in Mexico City.
An improvisation from Applex Twin by Cheng Yi-Ping aka Betty Apple and cello artist Mabe Fratti. Special vocal from Kyle Kaplan and cover visual from Mauricio Arroyo.
A self-organised peer-to-peer exchange by Allan Vizzuett, Andrés Makoszay, Eduardo Diaz, Eduardo Makoszay, Jesus Núñez, Jeronimo Erre, Kit Shluter, Mabe Fratti and Turning Torso.
Cheng Yi-Ping aka Betty Apple is a sound artist, electronic composer and DJ, and her practice is mainly in live art, sound art and video. Using sound and body as her artistic approach, the concept of her works is rooted from the postcolonial surrounding she originally comes from. By desecrating the imaginary historical burden and false symbols of race and history with the fictional intercontextuality, Cheng intends to break the control of industrial civilisation and to deconstruct the order of the new world.