"Vanishing Point"- Shian Law

Both hybrid performance project and two-year experiment, Vanishing Point explores the ambiguity of authorship and the possibility of preservation in performance art. Dancer Shian Law employs a range of (un)orthodox strategies including documentary, archiving, fabrication and outright theft, to pose the question: “Whose show is this?”

In the work, Law – a trans-media artist and compulsive experimentalist – takes a quasi-archivist approach, documenting and historicising his bodily encounter with three choreographic works by dance luminaries Phillip Adams, Deanne Butterworth and Jo Lloyd. A team comprising documentary makers and a portrait painter then record the elapsing time as Law locates, excavates and performs the dance works.