Monday, 31 May 2010

walking on the pipes

hey flozzer thats a good example of how wide we want the pipes to be...also are they gong to be bare footed because we need to see if they would slip off etc... im getting my housemate to take pictures of me on a climbing frame, how else can we develop our ideas with the set? we could do the trapeses thing would be really worth it i reckon, just quite expensive?? what do you guys think?

Sunday, 30 May 2010

i know its not a great example but this width was really easy to walk on and move about really easily on. the one below was a bit trickier but still possible, you can tell by the shoes roughly how wide it is.

Friday, 28 May 2010


Sorry for late posting i passed some onto florence already but here is the full list of suggestions to look at.

Linking our peice to nature?
Is the pipes the wilderness or is man the human natural form? Define this clearer.
I have done some stage drawings of the pipes inspired by leaves and the patterns within them. However I see the man/beast symbolising the nature in our peice.

Is it true to the text? As we are going more abstact we can afford to move away from the text if we wish. Are ALL the scenes vital? Is it a more movement peice (physical theatre?)I like the idea of combining movement and play?? by frantic assembly)

The pipes as practicality. How wide? Can they walk on them? Harness? (i think no harness make the audience sweat!) What kind of actors do we need? dancers? acrobats/moutain climbers???

The pipes theme. 70s stage design? CLICHE!! beware of that! or consiously put it in. Making it different by using water through the pipes/ using the idea of a cage. is it boring with no change?? should we have pipes that fly in? or something else? no inside/outwside good or bad!!! Test with....
climbing frames
gym equipment
circuis space
Look at peter brook 'midsummers night dream' and some play by sally jacobs that i dont have the name of

The characters
Is a lion appropriote? As it suggests no hope for woyzech the whole time. is the drum major the leader of everyone??? doctor has power but frog doesnt resemble this so much. dog can be feral and wild?

How we treat animals is coming up as a strong theme.
Watch 'the animals film

re invent it???

kate xxxxxx

stage designs

this went wrong when uploading photos, sorry but i'm going to print them off and i'll show you all of them when i see you, sorry for bad posting

nicholas georgiadis set design for Les Hermanas, a sadlers wells ballet, 1971

peter j davison-edward II
struttgart ballet 1995

ralph koltai-metropolis, machine room 1989

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

this is a video i found whilst researching schizophrenia as woyzeck seems to have some of the symptons/ all of them, anyway so its not perfect because on other websites people with schizophrenia say its not quite like that but i doubt someone would be able to get it right, so this is a brief idea, either way its a bit freaky...

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

manet was the first artist to acknowledge the spectator with 'balcony' do we want to acknowledge or keep the audience separate from the character, enhancing his lonely isolation or do we want people to be able to be able to relate to woyzeck to see him as normal therefore making his crime all the more frightening and shocking as he is 'natural' as are we all.


because kate wanted to see some of my notes. f x

these are some of my research notes...

the page below is george grosz, he did satirical caricatures.

new objectivity is an art movement which ended in 1933 with the rise of hitler and end of the weimer republic. George Grosz and otto dix were a huge part of it (on the first page of research on this post) i dont really like otto dix's work but i thought that one i got is good compositionally at representing someone like Woyzeck.
these were some sketches of a few scenes i did (after the advice of peter to start drawing scenes).

i did a few more but i liked the last two (although they are from opposite ends of the play) the most. in the ground are 'freemasons' telling Woyzeck what to do etc. i just liked the layer, i'm not sure why i gave them flash helmets but i like it. A lot of the other scenes i drew were a bit worthless but it was good for getting some ideas and thoughts out even if they're not really used.

lots of love :)


Here are a few photos from the cochrane, the proposed space....

view off the stage at the audience

here is the bar area...

i have more, if you want me to put them up

Sunday, 2 May 2010

FERAL CHILDREN -this is a link to film about a girl called oxana Malaya who was brought up by dogs.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

i am really interested into looking more at the theme of animalistic tendancies. Prehaps the characters could have an animalistic nature to them, ie- slightly distorted. They could wear masks or parts of masks that represent their character. Woyzeck could have slightly apeish features, taken from the bit when the sergent says, "there's a good monkey" and the drum major is said to "fly like an eagle". Im not talking about it looking comical but for example the drum major could have quite a long pointy nose and beady eyes....

I also really like the style of the pictures i put up before and Flroence said we could definately take the distorted geometric style, and colours of these paintings. the cave paintings also fit well with this!

I went to go and see Satygraha by Phillip Glass, designed by Julian Crouch and i really like the use of the huge puppets- i felt it was really effective, i will post a picture of what im talking about, its always an idea, but making them fit better to the cochrane rather than the colloseum!