Sunday 11 November 2012

Set design at the Young Vic

I did a workshop at the Young Vic theatre where 10 designers and 10 directors worked together
for two days looking at the relationship between the body of the actor and the space on stage.
We did practical exercises, inspired by the work of the L.E.M., the experimental scenography department of the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. As well as drawing and designing sets we did a lot of very physical work to explore how space can be used. This way of thinking about theatre and space has been very influential on several companies and practitioners, including the work of Complicite . Here is one of the sets I designed, based on the feeling of 'tension'. It has a kinetic element under the triangle that the actors would be able to use.

Mask for Rick Guest shoot

I recently did a shoot with Rick where we were exploring Blade runner type scenes and humanoid females. I made a mask for one of the shots. Here are some sketches and the mask made in paper; the end piece I soldered out of brass. These are the spooky mannequins which I found to model the mask.

Here's the final shot, I like the moody blue lighting

A life story

This is a painting I did at IATE, the Institute for Art and Therapy in Education. I am getting interested in working in this field as the experience I am getting from volunteering at Core Arts is opening my eyes to an amazing way of using the arts to help people.