- Leviathan [Living Structures]
"Pioneers of the immersive avant-garde, the international artists collective Living Structures unleash the 'Leviathan' on London following its recent success in Madrid. A homage to Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, this is a performance installation not to be missed. Investing in telling the striking moments of the relentless pursuit of the great white whale by Captain Ahab, it's inspired by the monochrome colours, geometric shapes and functionality of Russian Constructivism.
Leviathan takes its audience through an adventurous journey using stunning landscapes, choruses of singers, giant objects, sailor aerialists and hauntingly beautiful songs that will simultaneously fill you with wonder and break your heart."
One moment, we are transported to the inside of the whale's stomach, the next we are crewmembers assisting with the ship's chores, receiving barked orders to help carry large, indecipherable objects across the stage. Beautiful choral singing gives way to strange industrial rhythms, or discordant string notes, or screeching seagulls, or crazed chanting. Primordial colours, smoke, and wind swirl around you. Movement is expressionistic, with elements of dance and acrobatics, including stunning displays of rope-climbing.