Prof. MA Marnik Baert, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Hogeschool Antwerpen
Prof. PhD Toon Brouwers, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Hogeschool Antwerpen
Our point of departure will be the text of a play, in
this case, The Birds by Aristophanes.
Making the most of our non-budget circumstances we will use only second-hand clothes and found objects. After radical reconceptualization and reassembly, the costumes will have undergone a transformation or metamorphosis. In their transformed state, the costumes may refer to the historical context of the play but this can also be merely suggested.
The evolution of a character in the play has to be illustrated by the visible evolution of his costume(s), achieved for example by adding or subtracting certain elements, by magnifying or down-scaling other aspects, or by wrapping or binding the costumes. The preparatory sketches of the costumes will help to clarify this evolution.
During this workshop we will be looking for a confrontation between two characters. The functionality of the final result will be examined in a dialogue with a director or performer.
Students should have read attentively the text of The Birds by Aristophanes. A sewing kit, glue, and some air sprays are necessary. Some second hand clothes or materials are welcome, but clould also be found in the streets of Prague.
Date: From Thursday 21 till Saturday 23th June 2007.
|Workshop leaders:||Toon Brouwers|