It whispers to your ear, pieces of memories, and silently slips away. You don’t know where it comes, and where it will go. You don’t know when it will appear and how it will end. It travels between past, present, and the future, across lands and the sea. Eventually, it becomes time and space.
Traces of the Wind is a multi-sensory performance exploring how sensations of nature link to our memories and emotions. Inspired by theories in Ecological Anthropology, we decide to seek for the answer within unseen forces of the wind.
We present an immersive experience capturing winds with interacting installations, live sound, video, and objects. Throughout the richness of tangible experiences, you are invited to discover the ineffable bodily and spiritual links with the wind. Every moment of encountering the wind, you are entangled with the minds of someone else in the world.
NOT SET Group is an interdisciplinary art group formed by three Chinese artists Xi Chen, Jiuming Duan and Jiajing Zhao in 2020, currently based in London. We aim to create innovative experiences that accentuate and reimagine neglected aspects of daily life. Our practice brings together multiple mediums including theatre, performative installations, sound art, visual art and digital technology.
Cast & Creative Team Co-Director, Diviser and Performer: Xi Chen, Jiuming Duan, Zhao Jiajing
Composer and Sound Design: Zhao Jiajing
Set Design: Jiuming Duan
Creative Coding: Yueshen Wu
Dramaturg: Xi Chen
Graphic design: Yitong Feng