Performances & Events


MA in Media Arts Thesis Performance: SinYu Deng

"Bare Display"

April 14, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Brehm Technology Suite
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

Bare Display is an avant-garde interactive immersive dance performance, set to unfold in the Brehm Technology Suite on April 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm. Presented by SinYu Deng, candidate for the MA in Media Arts in the Department of Performing Arts Technology.

This provocative piece delves deep into the commodification and objectification of the human body within society, presenting a critical examination of how bodies are standardized, traded, and valued as mere objects awaiting utilitarian use. It confronts the audience with the unsettling reality of bodies transformed into standardized commodities, subject to scrutiny, control, and consumption.

Through the medium of dance, performers in Bare Display become the observed, symbolizing victims confined within the spectacle of the stage. This performance serves as a stark mirror, reflecting the harsh truths about societal norms and the commodification practices that dehumanize and depersonalize the individual. Incorporating a blend of sound, visual effects, and motion capture technology, Bare Display not only challenges but also immerses the audience in a narrative centered around the ‘body’ as the main axis of the exhibition.

This daring exploration invites viewers to reconsider the value and autonomy of the human form in a digitized and scrutinized world. Bare Display aims to provoke thought, stir debate, and inspire a reevaluation of the roles that bodies play in a consumer-driven culture, highlighting the often overlooked implications of treating bodies as exhibits to be observed, judged, and utilized.

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