Performances > still life / taipei arts festival / 2016
To stop time. To capture a single moment in life and, through this capturing, separate and preserve it. Eadweard Muybridge’s 1878 series of photographs The Horse in Motion revolutionized the way we see and experience the world. Muybridge's experiments with stop-motion realized his scientific desire to see beyond the limitations of the human eye, to experience the infinite minutiae of human existence that normally passes unnoticed. Working with a cast of high school students against the backdrop of contemporary Taipei, this performance continues Muybridge’s visionary quest, presenting an evolving sequence of tableaux vivant, a series of living sculptures that document the beauty, pain, joy, and wonder of life. Still Life is a new form of documentary theatre, a looking glass for the 21st century.
still life / taipei arts festival / 2016