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