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Art Project Live Performance

Vibrator Love of Sound V.L.S.S 10, V.L.S.S 9,
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  • Dream phantom
  • Black Star 
  • Guerrilla juice bar
  • National Anthem
  • Action Vacation
  • Fancy delivery gay 
  • The ecstasy of national anthem
  • Feminine Sound

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  • The “Vibrator Love of Sound” series 2012~2014
I am in the rear room Ohne mich


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Bibliography


LiveSet / Event

  • Odd Sound Festival 2017
  • High Glass and High Class(h)
  • FreeTekno
  • Adult game club
  • Pokerman go
  • Sara Kane 4:48 rave theatre
  • Capitalism is a romantic liar
  • 色々

Sound/ Music Design
  • New Paradise of Silent Island
  • 2017 Parallaxpromo
  • Love Exposure 
  • Eugene Ionesco
  • Staggering Matter
  • I Love Nuclear album

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BettyApple  

(b.1986 taiwan)




Betty Apple comes from a younger generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan. Born in 1986 in Chiayi, Taiwan, she received her B.A. in Theater and M.A. in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Her focus is on live art and sound art, while also engaging in video art, behavioral art, electronic music producing, DJing and art curation.

During her ten years of solid physical training and directing experiences in theater and film, Apple specialized in improvised, realistic performances. In recent years, she became an advocator of live art and created the Sound of Yin (陰性聲音) series, where she improvises music through a facilitated dialogue between body and object. The main idea is to symbolize what is repressed by the seemingly perfect/accurate sound of science and patriarchy.

Using body politics and performativity as her framework and drawing on her lived experience as a millennial living in post-colonial Taiwan, her work appropriates symbolic objects from kitsch culture and consumer society as sound elements; mass-produced objects intended for eroticism or entertainment, such as vibrators, underwear and fluorescent paint are carried inside the body through violent and grotesque means. Her aim is to study the chaotic and hysterical "noise text" that is created from input to output, distorted by dynamics introduced by humans as well as objects.

In the past, she was resident artist at the 2013 Lacking Sound Festival in Taiwan. Her sound/behavioral sound project "超脫國歌cha twat gringo -- The Ecstasy of Anthems" won the S-An Cultural Foundation award. Her philosophy on body and sound were conveyed through performance in many art festivals, such as in Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts, Treasure Hill Environmental Art Lantern Festival, Sonic Anchor#23 Vinyl Collage Presented by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, The Editorial presented by Taipei Biennale, The-grasstraw-festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, On Site and Taipei Art District. She was also one of the producers in "I love nuclear?!” the first electronic music album dedicated to Taiwan’s anti-nuclear movement. In 2017, she was one of the music producers for dance company MeimageDance's "New Paradise of Silent Island," a production led by winner of the 19th National Award for Arts, Ho Hsiao-Mei.

During Taiwan's Sunflower movement in 2014, she worked as music executive for the movement's theme song, "Island's Sunrise." In September 2017, she was invited by the Mexican art organization Vernacular Institute for an art exchange in Mexico City. When her performance was cancelled at the wake of the Central Mexico earthquake, she invited local artists to co-produce the electronic music track "Future People's message in Earthquake" to memorialize the disaster. She also invited local artists to participate in the music fundraiser event she organized on the week the disaster struck, so as to help aid stricken areas. At the end of 2017, she worked as co-curator Australia's largest sound art organization Liquid Architecture during their Taiwan tour. Afterwards, she also collaborated with the Japanese art organization Chim↑Pom and organized the block party "道上趴體Art is in the pARTy" on top of Chim↑Pom’s 2017 Asian Biennale piece "道street."


BettyApple 為台灣新生代前衛藝術家。生於 1986 年台灣嘉義,畢業於臺北藝術大學戲劇系,臺北藝術大學新媒體藝術研究所。以現場藝術,聲音藝術為創作主軸,跨界錄像行為,電子樂製作人,DJ,藝術策劃者。


擁有十年的扎實劇場與電影的身體訓練與編導實戰,專精「即興」與「真實」的「表演」,近年提倡現場藝術(LiveArt), 以身體與物件即興作曲的「陰性聲音」:表徵「完美精準」的科技父權聲音的壓抑面。




透過「身體政治」與「操演性」為架構,從自身生長的「後殖民」的網路世代取材 ,將媚俗文化,消費社會的象徵性物件挪用為發聲元素,如以身體夾帶著當代工業化的生產的情色娛樂物件如跳蛋,內衣褲,螢光顏料, 從暴力詭奇的方式創造聲音語言。研究在輸入聲響到輸出的過程而循環,加入了「人物」與「物件」的動態所產生的混屯與歇斯底里的「噪音文本」。



為台灣失聲祭Lacking Sound Festival 2013年駐祭藝術家,其聲音行為作品「超脫國歌cha twat gringo <The Ecstasy of Anthems>Sound Project 獲S-An Cultural Foundation award台灣2012世安美學獎,大稻埕國際藝術節Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts,寶藏巖藝術節Treasure Hill Environmental Art Lantern Festival,香港藝術中心「聲音下寨#23」 Sonic Anchor#23 Vinyl Collage Presented by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong ,Taipei Biennale 「The Editorial」,草草OFF藝術節 The-grasstraw-festival,臺北藝穗節 Taipei Fringe Festival ,混種現場On Site ,大內藝術特區 Taipei Art District等大小藝術節演出聲音身體的不同哲學觀點。為台灣反核第一張電子專輯「我愛核子能 I love nuclear ?!」製作人之一。2017 年擔任國家文藝獎何曉玫舞團「默島新樂園」音樂重製製作人。


2017九月受台灣駐墨西哥機構Vernacular.institute至墨西哥城交流表演,當時發生墨西哥大地震儘管取消表演,她邀集當地藝術家共同製作「Future People's message in Earthquake地震未來人訊號」曲目,策劃邀集當地藝術家於事發當週以音樂募款幫助災區。

2017年底爲澳洲最大聲音藝術組織「液態建築 Liquid Architecture」在台巡迴演出的共同策展人,亞洲雙年展2017的ChimPom作品「道」策劃「道上趴體」。

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