The last few years of my career wrapped into a power shell. Many thanks to Cirque Bijou, John Bishop, everyone at Blue Peter, Henley Festival and the Box, London. Cut and edited by the amazing Thomas Johansson (thomas-johansson.com/). Cover photograph by Simon Yin (simonyinphotography.com/) Soundtrack: LCD Soundsystem.
I spent the last 3 months training and collaborating with some incredibly talented people in Ko Pha Ngan – Thailand. This was a particularly inspiring and fruitful journey and below are a few images to witness how Thailand truly is a place for artists and nature to meet. All photos above by Jan Peter. Photos above byContinue reading “Balance Yourself!”
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been… But she had wings. Photographs by Simon Yin. Big thanks to Chenghao Liu and Jacksons Lane Theatre, London. The hoops in these images are LED smart hoopsContinue reading “Metamorphosis”
I have always had a great interest in animation and mixed media, so when Cirque Bijou offered me to collaborate on a bespoke piece that mixed my hoops with Howie Bailey‘s visual graphics, I dived right into it. The piece was commissioned as an intro to the John Bishop Show on BBC1, which made the whole project evenContinue reading “Hula Hoop & Motion Graphics – Live on the John Bishop Show”
I’m not sure if it was a coincidence or through word of mouth, but just before my multi-media performance on the John Bishop Show was released on the BBC, I was invited to hula hoop live on the Blue Peter show… It was so last minute, everything literally happened within a few hours, and thatContinue reading “Silvia hula hoops on ‘Blue Peter’ – BBC”
Anywhere can be an office. In September 2012, I collaborated with the talented Andrew Meredith, on a feature for OnOffice Magazine. OnOffice is a design magazine about workplace design, whether it is architecture, interiors or furniture. Every month they dedicate a piece to the more unusual workplaces and the people who use them. Whether a sky divingContinue reading “‘OnOffice’ Magazine Feature”
Here is a brand new teaser for my new glow hoop act ‘Gynoid’. In ‘Gynoid’, I’m exploring movement and manipulation, as well as the relation between the machine and the human body, through hula hoops. How is our body affected by the props and tools, that we use every day? If our body is theContinue reading “Gynoid”