Lecture on Nothing

Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre

The play attempts to discard the constituting elements of theatre︱character, plot, language, movement, etc., and present a minimalistic and decadent experimental theatre aesthetic. By exposing how contemporary human beings wander and lose themselves in nothingness, the play explores Nietzsche’s nihilism, that Nothing could be everything, and that it is important to overcome decadence, which leads to the love of life.

On stage are two actors with glamorous folk style costumes and headdresses (by Tim Yip), sitting in chairs. There are no big movements, no language, no plot, no character, and no recognizable relationship between the two performers. Yet their performance with bits and fragments of voice and movement from everyday life creates a unique attractive theatrical experience.

Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
2000 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2001 Crown Arts Center 

Director:WEI Ying-chuan
Cast:JUAN Uen-ping, FA
Costume Design:YEH Jing-tien
Light Design:FA