Galleria Kandela: Light Chi

A performance and an art piece of moving light, 2015

The performers, light and space together create both a performance and an art piece of moving light. Light Chi combines the serenity and calmness of tai chi with the energetic movement of light and shadow, exaggerated by the dimensions of the space. It balances between the weight of the bodies of the performers, bounded by gravity, and bursting immateriality of the beams of light, flickering through space, uninhibited. How does the movement accentuate, how does the space live, when the sources of light are attached to performers?

Choreography by Mammu Rankanen mixes film noir with action film in slow motion. Performed by Rankanen, Virpi Juntti and Kaisu Hölttä. Light Chi is a part of the Light and Movement -concept of Galleria Kandela.

Duration: Variable, optimally 20-30 min

Space: Light coloured, dark or close-dark warm space needed.

Electricity consumption Battery operated, Light sources provided by the performers.

Support and other structures None

Required technology None, just an electricity outlet

Sound No sound

Minimum height of the space 4m

Minimum square meters of the space  100m2

Building time and people required (estimate) Building time and rehearsals on site, 4 hours. One person, how knows the space, needed for support.

Artist's presence Performers (3) and 1 or 2 persons from Galleria Kandela are present

Seen before in Non Stop Sense performance happening, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, 2015

Info for the photos Photos by Uupi Tirronen


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