Tara Transitory

Photo by Camille Blake.

Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation makes work which some consider art, some consider music. and some consider trash. Clearly, it never quite fits into neatly demarcated categories. She is trans, nomadic, and an explorer at the intersections of gender, noise, and ritual through sound, performance, and collective trance.

Tara fluctuates between Berlin (Germany) and Chiang Mai (Thailand) where she directs the performance space e x t a n t a t i o n.  Artistically, she works together with Nguyễn Baly as Nguyễn+Transitory on trying to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial angle as well as trying to empirically learn more of the various Southeast Asian+diaspora queer existences and histories with a hopefully non-academic perspective.  Concurrently, she is working on International //gender|o|noise\\ Underground, a collection of video documents made of ephemeral public interventions done in collaboration with other trans* women such as Jenny Quỳnh Phương, Nguyễn Thiện Phúc and Kandy Zyanide (สุกุล ดงน้อย).

Tara performs solo as One Man Nation, with Nguyễn Baly as Nguyễn+Transitory, with Truna as { 23 Shadows of Amnesia } and with Pierre Bastien as Mecanation.  An extensive collaborator, her past collaborators include Kakushin Nishihara, Chaiwat Prumprajum, Tzu Ni, Shian Law, Thanisa Fah, Bambu Wukir and Iman Jimbot (The Future Sounds Of Folk).  Tara has performed internationally at CTM (Berlin), donaufestival (Krems), Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (Yokohama), Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei) and Wienerfestwochen (Vienna) among many others.

Tara Transitory is available for solo performances, as well as for her Nguyễn+Transitory collaboration described below. Please contact us for more information.

Nguyễn + Transitory

Nguyễn + Transitory is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. The work they do crosses the disciplines of sound, performance and installation, creating experiential spatial installations which they perform in, the duo attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial angle as well as trying to empirically learn more of the various Southeast Asian+diaspora queer existences and histories with a hopefully non-academic perspective. Currently, they are developing the immersive site-specific installation sound performance Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing, initially developed at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. This work will morph into its next transmuting form and be presented at the Jakarta Dance Festival 2018.

Press

 

«Chia’s artistic identity is one that defies the artificial borders and boundaries of the modern nation state. Going beyond the notion of the individual simply as a constituent of a nation and its projected cultural identity, (s)he bypasses the need for mass appeal or approval and instead subscribes to the independent nature that characterises folk – the resistance to a canon.» – The Wire

Details

Territory: worldwide → jg@remove-this.disk-agency.de

Booking for festivals and special events in Europe from 13.11.2018 – 31.1.2019 and in May/June 2019.