This blog is a task required for assessment for my course: BA in creative arts for theatre and film at the University for the creative arts at Rochester Campus. And it is the final project of my first year.
the best place to start, I guess would be the task in question...
The official title of the project is called 'New Worlds - The Creation of Metaphoric Space.
The over all theme to this project is 'psychological terror'
And to best explain, taken straight from the brief is: 'the set we (my group) will design and build will need to express ways in which disturbances in the emotional field and crisis with characters manifest in the physical environment through incongruity, juxtaposition, intensification, distortion and discord. The embodiment thus becomes a metaphorical extension of the psyche. We are required to develop a conceptual response to the given text:
Leo Tolstoy - death of Ivan ilyich (1886)
The sets we am required to build are the bedroom in which Ivan ilyich lay dying and the living room to which it is joined - for this set , the stylistic brief is baroque and expressionism'.