Thursday, 14 May 2009
Whilst researching for the play I found the work of Joel-Peter Witkin very inspiring, I liked the broken down quatlity to his photography and the way all the people in his work looked distorted in some way. I also think his work totally captures the themes and feel of the play. Here are some exaples of his work.
The Finished Set box
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Here are two of the dresses that were made, I made the white one! Below is the other dress that was made.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
For the first time we were asked to design a set as well. My inspiration for this was Alfons Mucha, I found his work very inspiring, and thought his images of naked women, linked nicely to the play. My final set includes, a circular screen. As there is lots of sex, there needed to be a way in the play that enabled this to be done on stage. My idea was to have the sex scenes behind the screen so only the silhouettes of the couples would be seen. I used a laser cutter to make the gold Mucha inspired women that surround the screen. I wanted it to look like a Mucha wonderland.
The floor is covered in wooden floor boards that show a painting of Mucha flowers peaking through. The proscenium arch is decorated with Mucha inspired leafs.