Embodied Knowledge with Teow Yue Han
By learning the approach of artist Teow Yue Han to movement and dance, we will unravel what knowledge means in embodied — and disembodied — forms within technological design in cities. Data collected from citizens’ movements all around our cities inform the decisions of urban planners and governance. However, from Teow’s perspective, significant areas of human knowledge remain only in movement and the body, and are simply not quantifiable by data alone. Would it be meaningful to capture human movement in further depth?
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With cities in every corner of the world scaling up in “smart city” infrastructure, our everyday lives are increasingly entangled with various technologies installed in the places we live, move and communicate. How might forms of embodied knowledge such as memory, feeling and lived experience be included in governing society, running businesses and administering technological development? Or in other words, if we see society as a dance piece, how might we choreograph it to consider movements that are immeasurable?
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About the artist
Teow Yue Han is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the interface between performance and technology. He creates situations where gestures and social interactions can be interrogated, rehearsed and renewed.
Yue Han is a founding member of INTER–MISSION, an art collective focusing on technology in art. INTER–MISSION builds transnational networks to promote sustained dialogue and engagement with media practices.
Yue Han graduated from Slade School of Fine Art with an MA in Fine Art Media, where he received the 2016 Julian Sullivan Award. He has curated, exhibited and performed in China, Japan, London, Paris, Seoul and Taiwan.