Island Bar is a performance project conflating cocktail-making and storytelling in a bar environment. Each of the artists hosts an island to serve a signature cocktail, a political concoction of island histories and realities. Audiences are invited to drink and rethink about what has made cultural and social identities.
IsLand Bar is an open-source project by Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC), first initiated as an experiment in ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance) 2017.
It was commissioned in Taipei Arts Festival 2018, led by principal artists Scarlet Yu, Chikara Fujiwara and Lee Ming-chen, and entrusted to Huang Ding Yun & Henry Tan in 2019 to create another version for Taipei Art Festival. Since then, IsLand Bar has been presented at Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum (2019) and during TPAM Fringe in Yokohama (2020).