By Judith Mackrell for The Guardian
If Vivisector had appeared at the Tate or the Serpentine galleries, it would be short-listed for prizes and given double-page reviews. This latest collaboration between choreographer Chris Haring and video artist Klaus Obermaier explores the physical and metaphorical possibilities of the human body. Within an hour, its four male dancers are flayed, deformed, transposed into luminous, jostling atoms and lent the serene radiance of classical statues.
The imagery in Vivisector is achieved by clever and mystifying technology. During much of the show, the four identically dressed performers function as blank canvasses upon which video and light effects are projected. So precisely do these projections remain within the contours of the men's bodies that they seem to change form and substance before our eyes. Some of these transformations attain a metaphysical poetry. click for more