Mountain Language


Performance | Collaboration with director- Chen Shihying, interaction design- Weng Weihsiang
1 h 30 mins
2013



Mountain Language was created by English playwright Harold Pinter after his visit to Turkey in 1985, where he witnessed the government’s oppression of the Kurdish people. Collaborating with director Chen Shihying, a surveillance system is implemented during the performance, with the performers using a special detection device to randomly inspect the audience who are also on the stage. If the device picks up any abnormalities or metal reactions, it will make sharp, uncomfortable noises and also flash with bright, blinding light. The signals also prompt the lighting on location to respond, recreating feelings of threat, oppression and violence depicted in the script.