Hundreds + Thousands
Luke George and Daniel Kok (VIC & Singapore)
Hundreds + Thousands is a choreographic work that enlists plants as artistic collaborators, audience members and social mediators to explore the transformative powers of communality, fluidity and stillness.
Both Luke George and Daniel Kok’s choreographic and visual artworks explore intimacy, spectatorship, relational politics, closeness and coexistence. These interests and practices, of course, are transformed by the experience of a pandemic.
With a team of six collaborating artists living across the cities of Naarm-Melbourne, Singapore, Tainan and Manila, the creative development process for Luke and Daniel’s latest ambitious and beautiful new work has changed in 2020 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. So, this development time now represents a segue to inviting other artists, thinkers and the public into an interaction with the work’s key ideas in the context of the new world we all find ourselves in.
Creative Team: Creative Team: Lead artist – Luke George; Lead artist – Daniel Kok; Voice artist – Alice Hui-Sheng Chang; Light artist – Matthew Adey; Sound artist – Nigel Brown; Visual artist – Leeroy New; Producer – Alison Halit
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Singapore, supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore, Playking Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through development partner Performance Space; with residency support from Dance Nucleus, Temperance Hall, Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Performing Arts Market, Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM), Rumah Banjarsari and CSC, Bassano-del-Grappa.
Image: Luke George