Shuffling Philosophies by Jin Lee
This last performance has been a journey of self discovery for this Birmingham based artist. In his performance, Jin Lee weaves a a fascinating tale of passion, purpose and intention. A deck cards has become his medium for self-expression and his use of language and storytelling allows us, the audience, a little glimpse into his life and psyche.
I was very impressed with his opening effect – an effect where the King of Diamonds appeared at different locations in the deck of its own volition. This opening prologue was very reminiscent of Dr hofzinser’s “EveryWhere and Nowhere”. The big difference was there was no initial selection and yet still the King of Diamonds appeared here there and everywhere which brought the deck to life. This was a perfect way to establish the context of the show and his performance style – style inspired by our great hero Rene Lavand.
This young man has found his dharma – his purpose in life.
“A man’s search for meaning will be defined by a purpose greater than himself”.
He is my friend and student and The Vincent Acadmey is very proud of his achievements.