Named after the Rubik’s Cube or Magic Cube, Rubik by Cristian Chironi is a live performance based on the world famous twisty puzzle invented in 1974.
On the stage is a big cube consisting of smaller cubes on each side. Each cube attached to another can be easily rotated and interchanged. Through the continuous and sharp intervention of the performer, the cubes can be assembled and reassembled giving endless possibilities. By simply using his body the performer can either neutralize or become a living part of the pictures displayed on the surface of each cube. The result is an architectural and dynamical sculpture whose central core is a body changing its costume.
The displayed pictures are unconventionally taken from various magazines and newspapers likewise the sound is unconventionally taken from the web (the source of the images – of very low quality – will be then revealed to the viewer). Taken separately they appear of no relevance, except for their popular nature, and could be easily replaced with others. Each picture shares a story that, if related to another, will initiate an uninterrupted chain of events. Each picture can be sectioned and each section provides a different experience for the viewer. The turning of a single cube implies a temporal, visual and functional alteration. As a result of the nature of its structure, Rubik is to be seen as a constantly changing work.