Spacetime illusion No.20151129

SPACETIME ILLUSION No.20151129

Duration:18 min 35 sec

This piece of video is based on the recording of a performance project which is pushing and directing by the artist Chai Mi. The show mixed contemporary dance, live images and sound to create an improvisation occurrence. The images are coming from a large number of video clips that about animals and living spaces of human-beings, captured in Europe, America and Asian. By using VJing technique,those clips were mixing and showing on real-time by Chai Mi during the performance, at the same time, dance artist Guo Rui is required to follow certain rules interacted with the projection and presented a series of emotional expression, such as curious, lazy, bored, lonely, fear, angry, mad, numbness, and helplessness. Following the step of imitation, symbiosis, control and sidelines, sorts of intension had been presented and related a variety of potential relationship between people and animals, creatures and the surrounding. The performances took place on 29th Nov 2015, at Centre Intermondes La Rochelle art centre (France).

“Time and space are a set of concepts that should not be separated, just like the human nature and the animal nature in us. The zoo keeps animals locked up, and the city keeps us in captivity. Through the spacetime created by the ruin, the moving images and the human, I could look back at ourselves.” (Chai Mi)

Music & Sound by thruoutin

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