SPANG&LEI is Serena Pang and Wen Lei.
Serena Pang is currently a performance studies researcher. A theatre actor by training and profession, Serena is making her forays into performance research. She was awarded the “2014 Performance Studies Emerging Scholar Award” by NYU’s Department of Performance Studies. Serena endeavors to be a perceptive performer-archivist and hopes to use performance as a sustainable archival methodology. She is currently an adjunct faculty with Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media.
Wen Lei is an artist & educator, and a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP). Wen Lei was awarded the Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship from NYU, New York. Wen Lei hopes to initiate a dialogue between the state of Singapore’s digital-art technology and Singapore’s level of participatory politics. Her current interests include storytelling through food and data, and developing miniaturization and mobility as design methodology for minoritarian empowerment. She is currently an adjunct faculty with Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media.
SPANG&LEI explores interdisciplinary collaboration as a precarious yet sustainable methodology; with “analogue”/traditional modes of performance making such as corporeal embodiment, puppetry and performance-art coexisting and thriving in tandem with technology and experiential design. SPANG&LEI has identified and is committed to three core areas of interest; first, archival & research into performance of everyday life. Second, sensorial formation through participatory encounters and lastly, the study of participation as form mediated through technology.