- 16.08 > 19.08.2022
LIGHTSHIP is a continuation of my 6‑year physical and architectural material research with transparent PVC plastic tubes in various sizes. LIGHTSHIP is focusing on power dynamics between two performers utilising the decor as props and as their objects of manipulation.
LIGHTSHIP is a multidisciplinary durational performance where two performers of contrasting physical shapes manipulate what is perceived as ‘decor’ consisting of PVC tubes as well as each other’s bodies. I placed feminine movement centre stage and explored the idea of ‘power in gentleness’. I decided to move away from traditional circus equipment and use an unusual material — coils of PVC tubing and treat it as a companion and tackle its physicality and boundaries. While the two performers — a circus artist and a dancer adopt different movement techniques, a power dynamic gradually surfaces. Architecture, material and scenography research in one, LIGHTSHIP challenges what we think circus equipment is as well as what a circus body can do. The tubes are manipulated by the 2 performers like ropes and piles of structures. Do the bodies use the tubes to help each other navigate the space or do they use them to handle each other?