Who: Lithuanian circus artist Konstantin Kosovec has been an aerial acrobat since 2008. Staged especially for the Antidote community, who film electronic music set in spectacular outdoor locations, the performance involved several collaborators including light designers “AB Lights”, led by Arvydas Buinauskas, and electronic musician FUME, the moniker of Maksimilianas Opriška.
What: Endurance is a gravity-defying, 30-minute rope performance made all the more mesmerising by its meditative soundtrack — a mixture of electronic beats and church bells, and a thunderous light show. The live performance took place at Menų Spaustuvė, Vilnius this past August, and was reimagined for video with the support of Antidote Community.
What they say: “Today’s world demands a lot from us,” music producer, FUME, says. “We are constantly in a hurry, running, striving for the unattainable, and inevitably finding ourselves at the limit of our possibilities — the last year of the pandemic has been a testament to this.” He explains that the video is a reminder that against all the odds, “human beings are inspiringly enduring”.
Why you should watch: Kosovec’s hypnotic rope dance is an homage to our physical and emotional potential. The elaborate light show combined with the rhythmic thud of electronic music is enough to put you in an almost divine trance.