For visual and performing artist Lay Heong, COVID-19 has helped humankind put things in perspective, and the best time to reset our consciousness on a global scale is now. Between 01” is a thought-provoking part art installation, part dance performance by Lay Heong, in which she uses recycled materials, dry leaves, movement and lights to get people to rethink our relationships with ourselves, each other, the environment and the world, all while advocating the culture of upcycling. A dance performance named “Here Now” will be performed by Chloe Tan and Silver Yee alongside the installation on 15 & 16 July 2021 at 8pm to grant the audience a unique experience.
About the Artist
Lay Heong is a Penang-based visual and performing artist. After completing her Associate Degree of Visual Arts in New Era College in 2007, she pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts in 2011. Her practice focuses primarily on installation art and shadow play performance which involves reused objects and found materials to promote and encourage upcycling.
Lay Heong is the co-founder of Plasticity Theatre Troupe, a contemporary shadow play performance group that uses reused materials to create creative puppets to raise environmental awareness and highlight human rights issues. The troupe has toured locally and internationally. Her solo exhibition, “A Real Fake Forest”, was exhibited at George Town Festival 2019 to convey a message about environmental degradation caused by human actions. She is also actively involved in community projects in which she conducts upcycling workshops to spread the concept of upcycling in our daily lives. She believes that everything on earth is unique and deserves a chance to be rebirthed into something meaningful.