‘Mayfly’ is an ongoing collaboration between calligraphy artist 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 grieves the short yet beautiful life of a mayfly, and is used as a repeating motif throughout. 

It explores the tensions between nature and development, as we learn how to inhabit the space in-between our heritage, and an increasingly uncertain future.

Mayfly will be performed at Karada House, Berlin on 22nd November 2019.