Lian Loke is a multi-disciplinary performance artist, working across dance, durational and site-specific performance installation, costume, interactive digital media and mechatronics. Her practice questions the role of the body in contemporary society, and how our notions of self are open to transformation through inter-cultural, inter-species and inter-media relations and rituals.
Her performance works are physical explorations of different ideas and images of the body and self, informed by her decade of training in the Japanese Bodyweather dance methodology with de Quincey Co and earlier somatic-infused dance performance with American choreographer and teacher Annetta Luce.
She is adept in performative modes of improvisation, inhabitation, ritual and spectacle. Her working processes are often bottom-up, generating actions, meanings and new movement languages from interactions with props and costume.