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May 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Juliann Wang: Pause in Time

Friday, 13 May, 2022, 7pm-8:30pm

Limited capacity. RSVP and proof of vaccination required for admittance.

Pause in Time

Juliann Wang presents Pause in Time, the second in-progress performance in her ongoing project series of participatory events, incorporating a hybrid use of sound, movement, and visual elements focused on inducing calm and peace in individuals.

As a growth of practice, the hope for Juliann is to leverage this series of performances to create intimate experiences that may promote people’s personal inner healing practices and physical wellbeing.

Pause in Time follows Spring Celebration, performed by Juliann at HCL on February 25, 2022, which marked the first month of the Lunar Year.

Pause in Time runs 90 minutes and takes place in four parts

间: Free engagement with the space

乐: Interpretive sound, chant, and meditation

茶: Social gathering over tea

庆: Cultural game that anyone can play, followed by open conversation with Juliann

“Through these activities and dialog we can seek to relate to each other, and to all the elements of one’s environment, with directness, immediacy, and profound appreciation, and, in the moment, find the ‘life beauty’, which is ever-happening, once again.”—Juliann Wang

About the Artist

Juliann Wang is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, tea-practitioner, and a 2022 Artist in Residency at High Concept Labs. She is originally from Eastern China’s Anhui Province, known for the Huangshan Mountains. She ingrains her artmaking with aesthetics from Chinese philosophy and spiritual practice. During her HCL residency, Juliann is developing a prototype of a highly-accessible multimedia immersive installation and performance that individuals may encounter in gallery, community centers, virtual spaces, and other settings.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by a Grant of U.S. Department of Treasury funds through the City of Chicago. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Treasury or the City of Chicago.


May 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


High Concept Labs
Monira Foundation


Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop street
Chicago, United States
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