“Best to be like water.”
Mathias explained, “‘Best to be like water’ talks about the infiltrability of water. Western thinking is about the comparison of absoluteness, but the Tao Te Ching is about the comparison of relativeness.”
The performance utilises new technologies and experiments to present “relativeness”. It incorporates various sounds and forms of water, as well as the elements of ink and calligraphy. “Cloth and ink can communicate well. When ink is printed on cloth, there will be a world of imaginations,” says Mathias.
“I think the show is about how everyone redefines fashion, and how we develop a fashion show in line with the new trend of performances, as well as how we interpret the relationships between fashion, the Tao Te Ching and us. In the performance, advanced theatre technology is applied to present traditional classics. We hope the audience can experience something new from the theatre, which can’t be conveyed through books or videos. Live performance is an immersive experience.”