Best Before

LI Chao

Gargantuan, name of the black hole in the movie Interstellar. Near the black hole, time is distorted by the force of gravity.

This piece is about the concept of time, with gradual transition from white to black. White is the objective appearance of time. It stands like the most subtle and precise mechanized construction with the utter authority and justiciability. Black, on the other hand, is the paranoid, confused and uncontrolled side of time. It is suffocative as rainstorm.

What is time? Does time exist? At what moment do you feel time intensively? What would time be like if it is embodied? How long is an instant? Perhaps time is like what Einstein elaborated: ‘The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion’.



Choreography: LI Chao

Music: DING Ke

Wardrobe: WU Jiaman

Lighting Design: WANG Yang

Dancers: LI Yu, HU Jie, LI Bin, HE Jiang, HAO Ruoqi, LIU Liang, PANG Guanyu