DELIRIUM

PROJECTION DESIGNER / ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER

BLACK BOX THEATRE, UNIVERSITY OF YORK (SPRING 2016)

How far would you go in a world without morals or humanity? 

The Karamazov family live in a world of frustration, violence and devotion. Delirium depicts their collective struggle to resist their inherited demon, the insect which plagues their minds and everything within their world as they obsess over money, God, women, alcohol and knowledge.

What becomes of a life of debauchery, excess and selfish pursuits? 

Will it ever resolve, or have they reached the point of no return?

My main role in this production consisted of designing and co-ordinating the projected elements within the show. To create an uneasy, timeless feel, I opted to utilise a combination of digital and analogue projection using an OHP. I directed the design of the drawings to be projected (and drew some myself), and then vectorised them in Adobe Illustrator before printing to acetate to give an inky, but oddly smooth effect and to increase consistency between artwork created by different people.

The digital projection was created using Final Cut Pro X.

“Another such touch comes in the form of Smerdyakov telling his own life story to the audience towards the end. The character wheels on an old school overhead projector, and projects slides depicting grotesque cartoons of his upbringing onto one of the screens. It offers up a fine example of the unique visual aesthetic and forms of storytelling you can only find in theatre.”

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