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‘UNWRAPPED’

created by Bianca Turner and Marta Quileri
performed by Irineu Nogueira

‘Unwrapped’ explores the edge of human curiosity. This dance piece brings to life the invisible and subtle actions lead by the relation between a human being and the unknown.

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Footfalls

This video shows “Footfalls”, ┬áthe piece I have designed which was on last week here in London.

footfalls by samuel beckett

I haven’t been writing so much as I have been really busy building the set and costume for “FOOTFALLS” by Samuel Beckett.

The play was on last week and is the conclusion of a collaboration between students of Performance design & practice (me), Directors from the Drama Centre London and also MA students of Classical European Acting of the Drama Centre as well.

I was collaborating with Marta Quileri to design and build the piece and with the director Oliver Dawe.

At the beginning of the piece for the scene change we had a projection, which was amazing for me as for the final project I am writing about how the use of projection and video in theatre and performance is a tool to change the viewer’s perception of time and space.

Images from the play :

 

inspiration for composition

the edge of love” is the kind of film that doesn’t inspire me as a story, but in terms of composition, colors, art direction, props, costume design is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!! When I was watching, during some shots it was almost unbelievable how beautiful was the composition.

The shots from the top are incredible, I’ve done it on Jack Malchance episode 3.

the cinematography as well is stunning; normally when a film visually attracts me, is the cinematography and art dptm together having a great composition of textures, light and colors.

If I would show any reference of my ideal work as production designer It would be this film.

new showreel

a selection of my work as a production designer and art director.

FEMINISM AND MADNESS

In 2008 I’ve created and developed the design for a theatre performance based on the film “The hours”. It was just a proposal and it hasn’t been realized yet.

I have related the film and the fact that it is a “one day journey” inside the feminine universe of 3 different woman, with the work from Frida Kahlo, an artist who had a really strong feminine work. For me it was a journey inside myself, and connecting with such beautiful works from Virginia Wolf and Frida Kahlo showed me how their art is similar and sensible.

After lots of research and a strong creative process I came out with a dance performance in which the stage is a triangle shape (representing the feminine) with water on the floor, reflecting them. Also representing the mind. In the middle of the stage it falls a big root from a tree, representing our inner self. (the feminine inner self)

It is a design that I love and I’m proud of, and hope someday to see it live.

CREATION process

One very important aspect of the creative process is the documentation of it and how to present and explain to people the concepts that are behind your creation.

When I studied Fashion Design in Brazil, even that was a art & design course, and the teachers have tried to ask us to do sketchbooks, it didn’t work because we didn’t have to present our own creations to an audience; I mean, verbally present our ideas in public. We just needed to submit the design when was ready, and the creation process was spoken between the teacher and the student during the term. And this is an aspect that can easily be identified in Brazil, the lack of documentation that the artists normally have.

This aspect surprised me when I came to England to study art, because at the end of the term I have to present my design ideas, and to be clear I need clear documentation to help me. It really helps when I’m working as a Production Designer in films as my communication with the director and the DOP can be faster and clear, as I have images and sketches of what my ideas are.

And how to be creative on the presentation is another issue. Here is one example of a presentation I’ve done for the macbeth Project, on the first year of my BA in Performance Design & Practice.

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