CHANGYEN TZU

The Old Friends

Performance |2017

Once, a world was built with those toys you gave names and this world has been gradually washed away by ages. Yen Tzu Chang had a hobby, which was to collect toys when she was a child. Rather than plastic dolls and robots, she only preferred stuffed toys which can reduce her anxiety. The more stuffed toys she collected, the more secure she felt. However, the situation has been dramatically mitigated as she grew older.
To investigate this past, she brings out the old stuffed toys to current life. An instrument is heaped up with memories. It is also a medium to reconstruct the childhood. What she used to do with these old friends - talking, singing, dubbing, touching, squeezing, are represented in the electronic instrument as a performance.