‘Life After’ is a contemporary circus show that deals with the phenomena of space and the relativity of time and reality. The show bends familiar thought patterns to present alternative explanations in the universe and on a personal level to express visual illusions through circus disciplines. Loneliness and the inconsolability of life can indicate the direction of life but they can also be seen from another point of view.
The slack rope as a circus discipline is relatively uncharted and there’s a lot to explore with it’s expressive power.
In ‘Life After’, the slack rope is harnessed to express visual illusions and the infinity of the world. In our work we seek unconventional ways to portray the discipline. Using different angles and lights we bypass the gravitational barriers.
Yet the illusion of weightlessness is not 100 percent, and the circus-technical know-how is visible, the mastery of which still makes the viewer question the possibilities of the world around them. Not because of a perfect magic trick, but because of mastering a visible skill.