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Dan Su (born in Kunming, China) creates a hybrid of music, dance, film, and visual art, in a Raw, Pure & Uncompromising way. To pursue her artistic vision and expression, she has DIY spirit in her multimedia practices: body movement, sound generation, analog and digital processes of still and moving images. Since 2017, she has been working independently in U.S. and Berlin. After she produced a number of stage performance “Roots” (2017), “I EYE I” (2018), and “On an attempt of a chicken soup” (2019), she has experimented with the intersection of media, resulting in for example the long durational performance installation "WHITE WRITE 白写" (2020) on dance and calligraphy, and the commissioned site-specific music and dance performance "TU BE" (2020) which took place on the pipes of the backyard of Gaswerksiedlung. Following her own music production practice, she has debuted her electronic single “Today I Am” (2019), successively released the single "Blue Eyes" and EP "Chicken Soup" (2020), and soon the upcoming new album "Game0: U Think UR Safe". As a performance maker, she attempts to create the dynamic and haunted space that challenges the viewers and listeners.
"Passionate about performance, I am interested in creating worlds that live on their own.
(hmmm, what it means by living, and on their own?)
I use composition, improvisation and algorithms to generate and shape the experience
through the dialogical interaction of body, movement, sound and colour.
I am in search of the atoms that float between chaos, order, stochastic, deterministic, brutality and gentleness, in grey zones, and out of continuous time.
perhaps they are fundamentally untraceable?!
Being an outsider constantly,
I am interested in creating visual and audio experience that seduce people
to migrate, to exile, into an odd bubble.
The space where I feel being as an alien and never at home,
is brutal, futuristic, raw
with a precious longing for gentleness.
for 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D...NDimention.
waiting where the probability is deadly low,
ever gonna happen!?"
2021 Duet: on the way to forget | Site-specific dance performance (Dominican Republic)
2020 Riss | Installative music and dance performance (Staatsoper Berlin)
TU BE | Commissioned site-specific music and dance performance (Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin)
WHITE WRITE 白 写 | Three hours audio-visual performance installation (48Studio, 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.)
2021 Game0: U Think UR Safe | Electronic, LP, in progress
2020 Chicken soup | Electronic music, EP
Blue Eyes | Alternative, single
2019 Today I am | Electronic music, single
2021 2020 | Music video (Berlin)
2020 On Zone and Gap 区 间 | Experimental short (Berlin)
Breath Span | Poem film (France)
Erosion Project | Dance film features brutalist architecture (Madison, U.S.)
Pong plays | Music video (Berlin)
2019 Blue Eyes | Music video (Austria)
2018 Today I am | Music video (New Mexican, U.S.)
2017 Dare to Dance in Public | Site-specific dance performance (Berlin)
Next Door | Dance film (Vienna)
Verboten | Experimental short (Vienna)
up-to-date drawings and large scale paintings
digital art listed on opensea.io
Claudio Puntin | upcoming music album
Zhenya Strigalev | upcoming music and dance videos funded by Rainy Jazz label
Neumond | upcoming interactive sound and movement performance
co.lab | collective on collaboration methodology
Roberto Duarte | dance video series
Grants and Awards
2017 American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant
Awarded by The National Science Foundation, Grant #DRL-1749275
2011 Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest in Modelling
Awarded by The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application
2010 National Scholarship
2009 Awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China