There Exists Neither This Shore Nor The Other

This is a series of choreography in a short video.

Based on a non-linear fiction text, focusing on the interaction between bodies, the dance presents people's construction of urban civilization in the past, present and future. It depicted the struggles and desires of humanity, the attempts and failures within the cultural structure. The investigation into how humans sense the world around them has gone further as a tribute to ancient Sumerian belief and mythology of Nibiru, a planet whose existence remains contested in the astronomical field.

  • Portia Yuran Li
  • Portia Yuran Li
  • Portia Yuran Li
  • Danni Spooner
    Key Cast
  • Callum Lawrence
    Key Cast
  • Depi Gorgogianni
    Key Cast
  • Marta Polak
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
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    United Kingdom
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    Yes - Goldsmiths University of London
Director Biography - Portia Yuran Li

Portia Yuran Li, born in 1995 at Shijiazhuang, she is a multimedia artist working with sculpture, painting, performance, and theatre. Her works delve into the struggles and desires of humanity, exploring the blurred boundaries between reality and myth. Currently, focuses on the challenges and confusion faced by Chinese immigrants in England. Portia graduated from Goldsmiths in 2019 and has exhibited their works at notable venues such as Science Gallery, IKLECTIK, Ugly Duck, Old Operating Theatre Museum, and Safe House. Her theatre work was performed at Blackheath Halls.

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Director Statement

Portia Yuran Li is an artist who primarily works with sculpture and performance. Through the use of evocative fictional texts, dreamlike, absurd yet gentle sculptures and choreography, she creates a visual language that exists in a state between theatre and performance. Her art subtly reveals the struggles and desires of humanity, and the blurred boundaries between reality and mythology, with poetic undertones.