This past August and September I was an artist-in-residence at the Centre of Substructured Loss in Berlin, Germany. The residency was comprised of five female artists from all over the world, and my work, which focused on poetry, photography, and installation art was displayed as part of the exhibition at the end during Berlin Art Week. My work, which focused on my relationship with my father as it relates to our sense of loss, was titled Post-Mortem and is a project I intend to further as a solo performance piece in New York.
Stefani Kuo was last seen in The Markers by Maryna Majok, directed by Cristina Angeles, here at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She most recently worked on the crew for Model American by Jason Kim, and is currently working on a new work, to be produced as a staged reading.
In Other Words, originally written for and published in China Hands, has been published in the Chinese edition of the New York Times. The link below is the first half, and the second will be published subsequently!
by Stefani Kuo
February 18th, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
staged reading directed by Alex Cadena
produced by Erin Krebs
performed by Francesca McKenzie, Sebastian Arboleda, Emily Locke, Jason Dukakis, Jake Lozano, Gilberto Saenz, Nientara Anderson, Skyler Chin
mentored by Edwin Sanchez & Margaret Spillane
(Originally titled THE SMALLEST BODY OF WATER), TONGUE GRAFTING is a work in progress about the transposing of roots, forgetting and acquisition of language, and the grafting of one body onto another.
[Tongue grafting is used to bring about self rooting of a difficult to root species. A several node scion piece of the shy rooting species is bench grafted using tongue grafting onto a stock, consisting of a piece of root. After callusing, in cool storage, the grafted plant is lined out in the field, where the rootstock serves as the temporary root system until the slow rooting scion has become self-rooted.]
Created by Shadi Ghaheri
Projection design by Yaara Bar
Sound Design by Megumi Katayama and Fred Kennedy
Dancers: Francesca McKenzie, Stefani Kuo, Harriet Taylor, Alex Cadena
A performance using music, video, and bodies to question the tangible and intangible things separation, division, and isolation. 30 minutes.
Thursday, 2/9, 8:15 PM | Friday, 2/10, 11:30 PM | Saturday, 2/11, 10:00 PM
Yale Cabaret Studio, 217 Park Street
As a translator, I worked on translating Sanmao's autobiographical travel memoir, Stories of the Sahara Desert, and wrote a piece on it, titled "In Other Words" for the publication China Hands. Here is the link to the online version of the article, which will be translated in the upcoming months for the Chines New York Times. Enjoy!Read More