On the Couch with Ho Tzu Nyen

Ho Tzu Nyen - photo by Amos WongWho is Ho Tzu Nyen?
An artist from Singapore who makes videos, installations and performances, currently involved in a project about tigers and another one about clouds.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing.

Who inspires you and why?
The characters from Raymond Roussel’s Impressions of Africa – each and everyone of them being supremely talented, and infinitely obliging creators of the most mind-blowing spectacles in the world.

What would you do to make a di?erence in the world?
Remake the world as Roussel’s Impressions of Africa.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
These days, a great book on a slow day at home is it.

What are you currently reading?
Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China by Shih-shan Susan Huang, a great portal into a world of fascinating and poetic cosmological forms.

What are you currently listening to?
Two current listening obsessions: Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties by Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – the most positive experimental music ever made, and the most experimental positive music ever made.

Happiness is?
…a warm pun

What does the future hold for you?
At some point, death.

Ho Tzu Nyen is the co-creator of Chunky Move’s latest work, Anti-Gravity at The Coopers Malthouse: 17 – 26 March as part of the 2017 Dance Massive Festival. For more information, visit: www.dancemassive.com.au for details.

Image: Ho Tzu Nyen – photo by Amos Wong

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