Hello, this is Xiaoji Song 宋晓霁.
I am a writer and interdisciplinary researcher based in Germany.




(Selected) Projects


Current Project: Alien without Extraordinary Ability
What I do other than making bubble tea

Narrative Network: Spectrum
Theater: Home Again
Sketching the Invisible
Rhythm of Super-diversity


Interrupted Projects


Open for collaboration, encouragment and shaming

Southeast Nostalgia 南洋思源
Rice Complex
Podcast ATBT


Info


My works focus mainly on migration/integration, intersectional feminism, and related social changes in a networked digital society. I am interested in using digital tools to design intervention approaches and bridge our current asymmetry of information in both the local and global level. 

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Spectrum, 2020


2020, Spectrum Scene Y
From Xiaoji Song


Background:
Spectrum is an ongoing experimental narrative network by Xiaoji Song 宋晓霁 and Sarah van der Haar featuring the characters Li Cheng and Emma. Li Cheng and Emma are expats living in the Netherlands and China, respectively. This is a short play that explores their synchronized experiences about sense of belonging, privileges, and political confusion during the ongoing de-globalization process while being consumed as spectacle.

The first three scenes are written to be part of the new collective theater project by WOW-EFFECT Theater in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. While the three scenes written for WOW-EFFECT Theater feature their experiences during COVID-19, Spectrum - Scene Y intends to build on the characters’ storylines to dive into their mental states during their realisation of their rootless roles under the name of cosmopolitanism.

Context:
Characters are built on the context of current political reality and history in People’s Republics of China, worldwide increasing political polarisation, intersection of patriarchy, asymmetry of information in digital age, and de-globalization: how do citizens find alternative strategy for social intervention other than protesting due to the enlarging power differences between the state and citizens? How should the citizen situate themselves under the politics of de-politicisation? How should we use the collective imagination to break the oppressor/oppressed dichotomies?


Contact me if you would like to know more.


Mark