Ang Kia Yee 洪佳仪

The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes



The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes is a meditation on boredom, work, and time. Loosely adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, the show ambles, it meanders; it has very little that needs doing.

Performers move through slow repetitions, distract themselves and each other with objects, and forget why they’re there. The everyday becomes a languid fog where nothing is urgent, and purpose is suspended. 

Light offers a loose guide as the sun rises and inches toward sunset. Song becomes a reason to come together over and over again. As the light fades, performers and directors sit together at a table to play, on string instruments,  the song after which the show is named. They sing softly...


Directed & designed by
Ang Kia Yee and Ben Kulvichit

Co-created & performed by
Clara Potter-Sweet, Grace Lovegrove, Rosey D’Allenger-Powell, Ross Graham, Rory Meade, Sean O’Driscoll, Veronica Chow

Composer
Nat Norland

Performance(s)
University of Warwick / 17-18 June 2018

Photographs
Ang Kia Yee, Ben Kulvichit