PHOSPHORI is a roaming performance for public spaces at night. Three stilt walkers each wear a metal framework on which are mounted small projectors. Projected images are cast onto the performer’s body, creating a malleable, fluid costume. The projectors are battery-powered and the projections they create on the performers are driven by iPods. The performers are thus self-contained. They wind their way through audiences and space, interacting with and re-visioning the space they inhabit.
PHOSPHORI is both spectacular and intimate. The overall feeling of the work is a visceral sensation of the human amidst an ever-changing world: we exist in and are surrounded by perpetual flux. Nothing is as it seems; space, perception itself and the world around us are all subject to profound change.
PHOSPHORI runs 20 minutes and can be performed three times each night with 30 minute breaks in between. The technical and staging requirements are minimal – we need only a dressing room and access to power for charging batteries. The show tours with four or five people, depending on the length of the tour.