Candice Luhua Chen

Othello Theatre Design Group Design

# Theatre Design Project at University of Arts, London
# sound design, set design, costume design, script rewrite

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Othello Script Adaptation

Othello Individual Theatre Design

# Inidividual Design Project at University of Arts, London
# set design, costume design, lighting deisng)

Technical Drawings (front elevation, side elevation, plan)

Set Design Model Box


Cults of Immortality

# Set Design Model of paper, charcoal, wooden stick, wire, LED light

How to Draw a Circle

# Performance Art

To me, a circle reminds me of limitations and restrictions, besieging and encircling. The 1-meter scale requirement of the project further reminds me of social distancing during the COVID time. Based on this concept, I first created a pre-set circumference of a circle. Then I used strings to connect cotton swabs to my joints (ankles, elbows, knees…) so the cotton swabs can just touch the ground when I am standing. I soaked the cotton with the ink. I spent 6 hours in the circle, walking, jumping, crawling, rolling to mimic the idea of living in isolation during the COVID. The Cotton leaves small and subtle traces each time I move, but as time goes, they become overwhelming, making the whole space into desperate, messy black. This reflects my feeling that my presence gradually fills up the small circle that I live in and becomes overwhelming, and my tiresome and loneliness of being grounded due to COVID.

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Can I Say...

#Public Art
#Collaborated with Pauline Han
#Location: OCT Culture Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
#Date:May 2021

<Can I Say> by Xixi

Can I Say

A Coin of Cabbage

A herd of scallion

Can I Say

A Plane of Bird

A Pipe of Coconut Tree

A hat of Sun

Can I Say

A Tree of Lemon Tea

A Pair of Popeye

A field of Ovaltine

Can I say

A flower of umbrella

A bouquet of snowflakes

A bottle of Universe

Can I say

A horse of Generals

A Herd of Emperors

Can I Say

Lord Longan

Long live Dragon Fruit

Public Art inspired by the poem “Can I Say” by writer, XiXi. We aim to create a public interactive art to inspire creativity. We created a poster consist of different phrases, such as a bowl of rice, and leave the quantifier (bowl) of a phrase blank, inviting the audience to fill in. The quantifier doesn't have to be conventional, such as a field of chocolate, a bouquet of snowflakes...Based on that, we creates illustrations and postcards as gifts to return to participants.


Resulted Illustrations & Postcards

Guangdong Food Culture
Anxiety of Shenzhen
Anciety of Shenzhen

2D Drawings

3D Sculpture

Calculating Life
# Inspired by the Trolley Problem, expressing the question “whether life is measurable”

# Insipred by One & Three Chairs by Joseph Kosuth, exploring different ways of showing information

School Bag
# Showing my struggle as a teenager

# Life & struggle