‘Mayfly’ is an ongoing collaboration between calligraphy artist/photographer Shantel Liao and shibari artist Gestalta. It takes its name from a text in the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry (‘Classic of Poetry’ – c. 11th – 7th century BC), which is used as a repeating motif throughout.

Mayfly was first performed at Karada House, Berlin on 22nd November 2019, with a soundscape composed by Robert Mirolo and Julia De Martino. Model: Miauleks.

Above video by Rene de Sans.