Tissues I: A Prologue
Tissues I: A Prologue is a site-specific composition for 2 opera singers, 8 performers and 3 connected spaces commissioned by Biennale of Moving Image Geneva 2018, premiered on November 10th 2018 at Sicli Pavillion in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s written, composed, directed and co-performed by Pan Daijing.
Drawing upon the evocative potential of nonlinear storytelling, Tissues I diffuses a psychologically-charged narrative through an assemblage of drone-like sounds, movement and the human voice. Statuesque opera singers utter songs at times unintelligible, escalating moments of melancholy into a cathartic rage and imploding violence. At once brutal and fragile, beneath this haunting vision is the resonating warmth of love.
Tenor: Yinhan Deng
Performers: Tamara Alegre, Nabila Alegre, Pan Daijing, Valentina Demicheli, Kamilya Kuspanova, Kayije Kagame, Julia Lind, Edgar-Allan Torres
Costume: Ximon Lee
Wardrobe: Samuel Gui Yang
Makeup and hair: Franziska Presche
Wardrobe Assistant: Marcus Karkhof
Casting Assistant: Mohamed Almusibli