His work is based on the tensions created between the traditional and the contemporary, from technology to narrative and aesthetics. This is also true for their recent production of Turandot. The collective brings together the classic Turandot, adapted to today’s socio-political dynamics, with the Euro-Oriental fusion aesthetic for which AES+F is so well known. The result is a magnificent wave of surreal visual and aural stimuli.
This work raises existential questions about China from a Western perspective, women’s revenge and authoritarianism, and a mixture of past and future, each of these themes intertwined.