By Mushrooms

Yao Liao (Taiwan)

Sat 27 Oct 2018, Sun 28 Oct 2018, Sat 03 Nov 2018, Sun 04 Nov 2018

SPILL Central

15:00 Meet at SPILL Central // 40 mins // £5, part of SPILL Passes.


Photo by Yao Liao

This is a performance with no performers, whilst everyone is performing.


By Mushrooms tests the boundaries between the viewer and the viewed. It portrays a surreal image by inviting the public to wear a mushroom mask and listen to a soundscape. There’s neither a stage nor a rehearsal; this piece walks the audience back into everyday life and celebrates the performativity of being. No one realises themselves as a performance – unless they are seen with a mushroom head.


Born in Taipei, 1983, Yao Liao first studied technical theatre and started off as a designer in the industry. At 28, he moved to London and was inspired by cultural diversity and various artistic expressions. His recent research looks into the prevailing trend in theatre and performance art, questioning the truth behind fabricated meaning that deprives art of authenticity. Based in Berlin, he is now working on different projects, trying his best, to enjoy the art of life.


Part of the SPILL OPEN, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation