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Dan Su (su dance110), born in Kunming, China, is an audio-visual artist, composer, musician, choreographer and performer currently based in Berlin. su dance110 works with sound and movement at the intersections of performing art, sound art, and visual art. Their work primarily includes: performance, installation, experimental, electronic, electro-acoustic music, contemporary dance, scores, conceptual structures, and film.

 

su dance110 creates work in a “Raw, Pure & Uncompromising” way. Trained in dance/choreography (HZT, UDK & HfS Ernst Busch Berlin) and statistics (University of Wisconsin-Madison), they hybridize the scientific and artistic thinking, situating their work at the intersections of multiple media and methodologies. Experimental design, sound research, movement research, and processing still and moving images are their practices that feed to each other back and forth.

Philosophically inspired by the second-order cybernetics, they look into the interactivity within plurality and radical paradigm shifts of methodologies. Politically they focus on raising the voice of marginalized, oppressed beings. Their choreography includes elements of bodies at the borderline; fragmented, uncontrolled, or hung bodies, grounded in their "Lazy Body" practice. su dance110's sound practice incorporates corporeal reverberation, actions, improvisations and experimentations with objects, tools, machines, voice, and synthesizers. Shaping the characters in relation to the larger structures plays an important role in the composition, resulting in an operatic quality of their music and dance performance work. su dance110 aims at creating new experiences in the unimaginable landscapes, unanswerable questions, and unprovable truths.

Composition and Soundscape

2022    d!s  |  3:33:08 scoring for dance performance d!s - rupted by Melika Akbari, 60 min

            3 D metal series part 2  |  quartet concert: violin, double bass, trumpet, motorbike, 12 min 

            3 D metal series part 1  |  sound and movement performance, 42 min  

2021    unmeasurement  |  construction site performance Road Maintenance Series Nr.01, 52 min

            DTM  |  performance Dark Twisted Mind, 32 min

2020    Stille Oper  |  performance Riss, 20 min

            White Write  |  performance installation WHITE WRITE 白 写, 3 hour 

2019    Chicken Soup IIII  |  dance performance On an attempt of a chicken soup, 21 min

Music Release

2022    Gentle Brutality   |   solo record, in progress

            3:33:08  |  collaboration with William "Bilwa" Costa, LP, in progress

            Untitled  |  collaboration with Claudio Puntin, LP, in progress

2021    Game0: 110  |  solo debut multimedia album, self released

2020    Chicken Soup IIII  |  EP

            Blue Eyes  |  single

2019    Today I am  |  single

Performance, Installation and Choreography Production

2021    Dark Twisted Mind  |  Interactive audio-visual installation performance  (HfS, Berlin)

            Duet: on the way to forget  |  Site-specific dance performance  (Dominican Republic)

2020    Riss  |  Installative music and dance performance  (Orpheus Festival, Staatsoper Berlin)

            TU BE  |  Commissioned site-specific music and dance performance  (Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin)

            WHITE WRITE 白 写  |  Three hours audio-visual performance installation  (Studio48, Berlin)

2019    On an attempt of a chicken soup  |  Solo performance  (Ada studio, Berlin)
2018   
I EYE I  |  Trio dance performance  (Tanzfabrik, Berlin)
           
Ready to Explode  |  Trio dance performance  (Uferstudio, Berlin)
2017    
Roots  |  Solo performance  (UW-Madison, U.S.)

Live Act

2022

           Experimental concert series "Concert for 1 person"   

           Hacklab finale   |   (CTM Festival, Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin)

           Solo live set: "E Flyming" computer, synthesizer, voice   |  32 min (Loophole, Berlin)

           Live performance on theme migration: voice, movement and electronics  |  16 min (Montaro Salon, Berlin)

           3 D metal series part 1: Hull  |  31 min (Hošek Contemporary, Berlin) 

           3 D metal series part 1: Marble Mine  |  42 min (Las Galeras, DR)

2021   

           Solo set: tools, guitar, synthesizer and voice  |  40 min (Kwia, Berlin)

           Improvisation: dance, voice and drum with Aaron Snyder  |  18 min (Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin)

           3:33:08 duo debut with William "Bilwa" Costa  |  33 min (This Is Not Art Festival, Klub Brno, Ostrava, CZ)

           White Write 2.0  |   1h 30min (Monopol, Berlin)

           4 lines of thoughts  |  21 min  (Grolmanstr. 58, Berlin)  

           Untitled series: basement, toilette, attic  |  5.05 min, 2.30 min, 25 min  (Torhaus, Stadt Wehlen, DE)

           Mehr Licht [mir so schlecht]  with Bruno Pocheron and group  |  42 min  (Wiesenburg Berlin, Ausland Berlin) 

2020   

           Improvisation: dance, voice and saxophone with Zhenya Strigalev  |  15 min (XJAZZ Festival, Emmaus Kirche, Berlin)

           TU BE with Claudio Puntin  |  44 min  (XJAZZ Festival, Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin)

Short Film

2021    Game0 : 110  | full length film for music album Game0 : 110 (Berlin)

            2020   |  Music video  (Berlin)

2020    On Zone and Gap 区 间  |  Experimental short  (Berlin)

            Breath Span  |  Poem film  (Albi, France)

            Erosion Project  |  Dance film features brutalist architecture  (premiered at Oberhausen Film Festival, Madison, U.S.)

            Pong plays  |  Music video  (Berlin)

2019    Blue Eyes  |  Music video  (Salzburg, Austria)       

2018    Today I am  | Music video  (New Mexican, U.S.)

            Bird beyond Bird  |  Experimental shorts with animation  (Berlin)
           
Why Lolli  |  Dance film  (Chicago, U.S.)
           
Wood in Mood  |  Dance film  (Austria)

2017    Dare to Dance in Public  |  Site-specific dance performance  (Berlin) 

            Next Door  |  Dance film  (Vienna) 

            Verboten  |  Experimental short  (Vienna)
 

Visual Art 

            up-to-date drawings and paintings

            digital art listed on dancesu and opensea.io 

Collaboration Projects 

             with William "Bilwa" Costa   |   music project 3:33:08   

             with Claudio Puntin  |  upcoming music album  

             with Bruno Pocheron  |  interactive sound, movement and light project

             with Zhenya Strigalev  |  music and dance videos funded by Rainy Jazz label 

             with Neumond Electronics |  interactive sound and movement performance

             collective co.lab  |  festival for collaboration methodology 

Artist Residency

2022    Artist residency at Wiesenburg Berlin  

            Berlín Encuentro con el Caribe residency at Dominican Republic 

2021    OIIOIOOI residency at Torhaus Stadt Wehlen Germany

            Gaswerk encuentro con el CARIBE residency at Dominican Republic 

2019    Artist residency at Tanzfabrik Berlin

 

 

 

Full CV available upon request