WeiZen Ho + Alan Schacher
Hungry Ghost, Dybbuk (extracts)
performed at Melaka Arts & Performance Festival
Lorong Kuli (Kuli Lane), Melaka, Malaysia
Curated by Tony Yap Company
Festival Director: Andrew Ching
Festival Producer: Art & Performance Festival Melaka Sdn Bhd
Video Editor: David Brazil
Photos: Horst Kiechle
This duet performance piece Hungry Ghost, Dybbuk at Kuli Lane was devised by Alan Schacher & WeiZen for the Melaka Arts and Performance Festival Sept 2012 in West Malaysia. The edited video documents a site-adapted version of a night-time, more theatrical performance presented the festival.
A curiously unfolding series of traverses and occasional meetings between two mythological creatures: Chinese Hungry Ghost, a wandering unappeased soul; and the Jewish Dybbuk, a possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person.