Light-as-Performer

Within my work I am interested in creating performance work that generates its content through experimentation with, and in response to light as a performative phenomenon. In particular, how light can manifest as site, object, subject, “performer”, content and form in active dialogue with a human performer in space and the perception of the spectator.

 

Instead of saying “Here is your performance, now light it” we say “Here is the world of light, now create the performance”. The intention here is to promote the emergence of light as role player rather than highlighter of narrative action. To collaborate with light-as-performer as opposed to the light merely being used as a means of illumination. To use light as narrative within performance practice as opposed to a supporting tool of narrative action or as a means of illumination.