In Search of A/The Point of Life

2010 gigs listing

This page contains only gigs by Kaidie over the period of 12.12.2009 – 12.12.2010. For other gigs by Kaidies in other lives, please look here. For latest updates and details of each show, do return to site or look here nearer the dates of said gigs.

CONTEXT

Kaidie runs. Hers is a transdimensional and omnidirectional running as a critical strategy for our Web 2.0 (and Web 3.0) -mediated multiverse today. A Rough Guide To The Meaning Of Life 3.0 is a digital story/game, in which Kaidie (played by Kai Syng Tan) looks for the Meaning of Life 3.0 in Nondon (played by London), by running for 1000 days across various dimensions. Whether she succeeds or not, Kaidie dies on the last day of the Nondon Olympics. There are multiple manifestations, one of them being an ongoing travel blog/ running log <3rdlifekaidie.com>

SOME HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR
To date, in her quest for the Meaning of Life 3.0, the 6-month-old Kaidie has run in a 10km charity race and subjected herself to scientific experiments. In January Kaidie also visited her Facebook Friend, Heidi, in Heidiland in Switzerland, but alas, her imaginary counterpart was absent on her visit. Kaidie has also tried to conquer her mind using matter, and matter using mind, find love / find ‘many loves’, buy plugins for happiness, subjected herself to scientific experiments, visited several parts of Nondon, shapeshifted (sponge, hamster, cockroach, person) to get different points of views of Nondon, swam at Cally Pool N1, run at Regents Fark, flown over East Nondon and come face to face with an other self, dis-located a body part, and then became dis-located herself, being kidnapped by the ‘Good Pirate’. An artist collective whom Kaidie encountered via Facebook also wrote a piece of music for Kaidie, ‘someone who does not exist’, for her to listen to as she runs. In the next months, Kaidie will fight a Nemesis (70% chocolate!) with the assistance of 2 angelic girls, run with her own Sancho Panza called Chico, a many-toed cat who lives in Montana, and whose supportive owner is another virtual friend that Kaidie has met only on Facebook. Kaidie will also participate in her first ever marathon in Surrey in September, along the historical Pilgrim’s Route in Farnham.

ABOUT KAI SYNG TAN
The runner 3rdlifekaidie is the latest incarnation of artist/curator/educator Kai Syng Tan as part of her PhD research at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. She had previously swum (Chlorine Addiction 2000), skipped and hula-hooped (I am Fit For Life 2001), hopped (ISLANDHOPPING 2002-2006), rolled (A Fool On A Stool In School Drawing Margins To Exercise Her Common Sense 2008), rode the Circle Line infinitely (The Amazing Neverending Underwater Adventures, 2009).  Trained in London (BA Fine Art, 1st Class Hons), Tokyo (MA Excellence Award, Distinctions) and Chicago, the diehard Singaporean posits herself as a traveller/tourist. Kai Syng’s interdisciplinary work has been shown in more than 40 cities (Guangzhou Triennale, Biennale of Sydney, ICA London, Cinema South Festival in Sderot, YIDFF). Kai Syng has won several grants and scholarships (Shell-NAC arts scholarship, JCCI), residencies (NIFCA in Helsinki, Japan Foundation in Beppu), and awards (SFIFF merit award, Young Artist Award, Most Promising Young Artist Award). Kai Syng is advisor in digital arts in panels in Singapore, and for 7 years, she was film lecturer and ran a Video Art degree programme fulltime. Her large-scale permanent artwork is on display in a central subway Station in Singapore. Kai Syng’s current research is  sponsored by the Graduate Research Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship from UCL, and is supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore on a Creative Industries grant.

KAIDIE’S WHEREABOUTS
*BE KAIDIE’S RUNNING BUDDY! <http://kaisyngtan.com/3rdlifekaidie>
*RUN ALONGSIDE KAIDIE ‘LIVE’! <http://twitter.com/3rdlifekaidie>
*MOVING IMAGES FROM LIFE 3.0! <http://www.youtube.com/user/kaidie3rdlife>
*IMAGES FROM LIFE 3.0! <http://www.flickr.com/photos/3rdlifekaidie/>
*TRACE KAIDIE’S ROUTES IN LIFE 1.0 ON LIFE 2.0!
<http://www.gpsies.com/mapUser.do?username=3rdlifekaidie>
*BE KAIDIE’S BEST FACEBOOK FRIEND! Add ‘Kaidie Nondon’
*BE KAIDIE’S BEST SECOND LIFE FRIEND! Add ‘Kaidie Absent’
*BE KAIDIE’S BEST FIRST LIFE FRIEND! Meet her during her Life 1.0 gigs
*EMAIL KAIDIE NOW! <dislocation@3rdlifekaidie.com>

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