Wang Qian 王黔

Academic 学者

Queering the Time-Space (de)Compression — Concepts and Practices of Tuku in Dance Film Kung Hei Fat Choy N+

14: 20-14: 40 CET 29/05/2021

Tuku, originally from “too cool” in English, has been redefined as “rustic but cool” in Chinese literally. The fusion of poor, vulgar, rural, rich, classy, and cosmopolitan elements creates a dramatic effect in culture and in society. Tuku is employed to praise the achievement of economic reform as a gesture of cultural confidence while criticizing the widening gaps between social classes and regions as the evidence of stratification and inequality. Kung Hei Fat Choy N+ is a dance film produced by Ergao to narrate family stories in the time-space compression of social transformation. Texts, including narrative texts, visual texts, and dance movements, decompress individuals in terms of family, kinship, gender, and desire. Kung Hei Fat Choy N+ queers the concept of Tuku and practices cultural activism in the form of dance film.

Qian Wang is a Professor of Sociology at Yibin University. His research is mainly focused on music-sociology, cultural studies, and gender studies in the context of Chinese popular music. He examines the sophisticated interaction between popular music and social transformation since the economic reform, and writes on issues such as gender and queer. He is the author of Rock Crisis: Research on Chinese Rock Music in the 1990s.


土酷源于英文“too cool”。在中文里,这个词语的字面意思是“虽土却酷”。在文化和社会中,粗糙、庸俗、乡土的元素与奢华、经典和国际化元素的融合产生了戏剧性的效果。一方面,土酷作为一个文化自信的符号赞美了经济改革的成就;另一方面,它批判社会阶层和地域之间不断扩张的差距,成为阶层固化和不平等的实证。二高的舞蹈影像《恭喜发财N+》描述了社会变迁时空压缩中的家庭故事。这里的文本包括叙事文本、视觉文本和舞蹈动作。这些文本解压了相对于家庭、亲缘、性别及欲望而言的个体。《恭喜发财N+》酷儿化土酷的概念,以舞蹈影像的方式施行文化行动。