This piece is part of the special project, Progression, curated by Dana Claxton in 1993.
The following text is taken from Front Magazine vol. IV, no. 5, p. 10, May/June 1993:
“Technology provides us ease, yet it also distances us from each other and from our past. I believe that without the knowledge of our past, the crisis and uncertainty of our existence in this technologically advanced world may sometimes be overwhelming. But, if we have the knowledge of our past, the crisis can change into an awareness of the larger context in which we participate. Because we cannot always view this knowledge, we balance at the verge of crisis.
Through multimedia performances I seek to examine this balance. I combine different forms and feelings of technology and movement and use them to explore concepts such as the cycles of transformation. I also search for new metaphors to present an explorer crisis and balance for example, those between body and mind, between oneself and the material world and between birth and death.”
Tai Dang was born in Vietnam and fled to the United States in 1975. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He resides in New York City.