Literature Program

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Siew-wai Kok


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Guest artists and performers:
Vincenzo Mistretta, Jax Deluca, Patrick Cain,
Paul Kozlowski and Koji Tambata
at Soundlab, 110 Pearl Street, Downtown Buffalo

BREATHE is a live performance incorporating music, body movement, and video by Buffalo-based media/performance artist Siew-wai Kok and invited guests. It attempts to create an integrated visual and sonic environment that evokes elements in theater, dance, music and moving images. BREATHE explores the notion of "the force of life," the basics, of being alive. It is a passionate quest out of intuition as an individual (as part of the world), to understand and cherish its own existence.

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Siew-wai earned her Bachelor's degree in Media Studies at the University at Buffalo in 2001, and a Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in 2003. Siew-wai worked as an arts administrator for the Pauline Oliveros Foundation/ The Gallery at Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY before returning to Buffalo last year. She has performed improvised music and body movement since then.

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