Mathias Woo Arts Tech Fashion Theatre: The Tao of Fashion was one of the programmes in Zuni Theatre Season 2021. Mathias Woo, the director, and fashion designer referred to the first line in Tao Te Ching – “The Way that is speakable is not the constant Way” as the concept and developed eighty-one combinations of nine “Tao” tops and nine “Te” bottoms. The eighty-one combinations of outfits echo with the eighty-one chapters in Tao Te Ching. Lee Ken Tsai’s graphic design is rendered in the style of Futurism, while the animation resonates with the inspirations of the director and fashion designer.
Lee Ken Tsai is a designer, curator, educator. He is currently the assistant professor of the Department of Industrial & Commercial Design at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. In recent years, Lee has worked with Zuni on various occasions as the graphic designer – poster design for “The Architecture of the City” (2017), Zuni Theatre Season 2019 “Beautiful Space” key visual, and a series of animation designs in Zuni Theatre Season 2021 “Hong Kong in Experiment“.
"The Tao of Fashion" Graphic Design (2021)
Poster Design of "The Architecture of the City" (2017) "The letter 'A' formed by the architecture in the sky is also the Chinese character "人" which means human."
Zuni Season 2019 "Beautiful Space" Key Visual Design
"When the Chinese character of 'beauty' is extended, a space is formed."
With "computer games" as the theme of the key visual, Lee Ken Tsai brings motion to the graphic design.
This year, Lee Ken Tsai has been invited as the key visual designer of Zuni 40 UNCOMING. Lee simplified the Chinese character of Zuni’s name “進” into geometric shapes and used counting numbers to signify the passing of time.