venue：PSA 3F Theater
Creator & Performer : William Yang
Music Composer : James Brown
Producer : Fenn Gordon for Tandem
Promo clip and production：Li Tianzhu, Zhang Daming
‘The Story Only I Can Tell’ is the generic story of William’s life. His forebears migrated from China to Australia over a hundred years ago and subsequent generations adapted to western culture. William grew up in North Queensland on a tobacco farm, and has made his way in the world as an architect, a playwright, a photographer, a visual artist, a film-maker, and now a story-teller.
He was born of Chinese Australian parents and grew up strongly identifying as Australian although he looked Chinese.
He suffered because of the way he looked as he was not as he appeared to be. He liberated himself from social expectation, and his search for identity is one of the main themes of his work.
He is internationally renowned for his poignant work exploring social diversity, belonging and travel. From behind the camera, Yang connects with audiences around Australia and the world through his intimate photographs and observations of events and people around him. William Young's works, as commented by Crikey.com, subtly tear down the seemingly uncrossable barriers between people's hearts.
The forthcoming "My Story, My History" not only present Yang Weilian's own story, but also presents three Chinese audiences' personal experiences. During a four-day performance workshop, Willian Yang listened to this three audiences' own real and touching life experiences. He Instructed and inspired them to deepen these stories to make them more delicate and rich. Four different cultural contexts and stories of life experience will be intertwined together, to Inspiring the audience to look for our common memory, history and fate in the still and moving theater.
Photographer and performer William Yang is one of Australia’s most celebrated independent artists, renowned for his poignant work, exploring social diversity, belonging and travel. He was born of Chinese Australian parents and grew up strongly indentifying as Australian although he looked Chinese. He suffered because of the way he looked as he was not as he appeared to be. He liberated himself from social expectation, and his search for identity is one of the main themes of his work.
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