Social Dis Dance
Established in the year of the COVID outbreak, the name of the group also draws inspiration from the term “social distance,” which was newly coined during the pandemic. Formed by three cultural professionals in their 30s (sound artist Betty Apple, A COPY OF A COPY’s Viktor Lin, and Vacuum Communications Interior Design’s Hoser Huang), Social Dis Dance is a gathering of people sharing their observations of society and discussions of encountering each other at a party. When Covid-19 overtook the world in 2020 and changed how people met and interacted, social media and internet culture instantly became a way of reconstructing social interactions. Through electronic music (especially industrial Techno music), Social Dis Dance opens up a new style of Cyberpunk in Taiwan.
Dancers and photographers are invited to create whimsical live images. Queer photographer Chien Wen Lin, up-and-coming choreographer Lee Chin-Chieh and Dylan Song, and VJ One Spicy, who is an expert at weaving and image design, as well as several drag queens, are all invited to collaborate in creating the multivariate creative scene.
Group Leader：Betty Apple
Betty Apple currently lives in Taipei and is a Taiwanese generation-Y avant-garde artist. Betty Apple graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts Department of Theatre Arts and Graduate School of New Media Art, and her works are inspired by rave, subculture, avant-garde theatre, New Media Film, and post-internet art. She often expressed her creative concept of “body politics” through various identities including electronic music artist, sound art performer, Live artist, DJ, and rave organizer. Betty Apple is also the founder of the performance group ArtKB48.
Lead singer Betty Apple uses the creative style of sound art to create slices of electronic punk, while Viktor and Hoser create works by transforming the space into an electric sampler. The musical arranging process starts with an impromptu and gradually develops imaginations of the future internet into a sound space.
I don’t need the future (不要未來)
I don’t need the future just me and you (不要未來，只要我和你)
I don’t need the future mother father (不要未來，爸媽)
I don’t need the future dance forever (不要未來，跳舞直到永恆)
I don’t need the future cause I’m here (不要未來，因為我在這裡)
不要未來不要未來 (I don’t need the future)
只要你 (Just you)
永遠和我在一起 (And me forever)
因為我們 (Cause We)
在這裡 (Are right here)