collaboration with Alice Chauchat
Crystalll was originally created as a black box performance, referring directly to the history of stage representations of female bodies, and using light effects to emphasize the magical appearance of an “unreachable being”.
The white cube version invests more on the position of the dancer-as-object, proposing a similar perspective on the sculptures and the dancer. The spectator is invited to observe images, situations, and one’s own expectations towards beauty, femininity, and a dancer that becomes an object of aesthetic satisfaction.
Shifting the performance to the exhibition space brings about the spectacular expectations towards art, let them be plastic or choreographic; Crystalll reveals modes of enhancing mystery, producing awe, in the meantime as using them in an effective way.