'PING' AT CONFLUX

 

The performance is inspired by Samuel Beckett’s piece of prose ‘Ping’ (1966). Near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences are the main inspiration for the performance and the costume. The performance visualizes the struggle of a person submerged in an unknown and ephemeral world, exploring the relation between the physical body and out-of-body ‘spiritual body’. The spiritual body is ephemeral; it might only exist for the briefest of moments.

 

The outside layer is a sculptural shape inspired by the human body, restricting the movement of the performer. The inside layer is an abstraction of the human body with a smoke system integrated. The smoke machine gives the possibility to experiment with the visibility and invisibility of a second (ephemeral) body and suggests an extension of the body while incorporating the space on stage.

My role: Concept / Costume Designer / Maker

Genre: Performance / Exhibition

Exhibition & Performance:  10-16 July 2015, The Electrician’s Shop, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK.

Choreographer: Angela Woodhouse

Performer: Lorraine Smith

Photographer: Agnes Treplin

Sound Designer: Nik Kennedy

This performance has won the ‘Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust Prize’ at this exhibition.

For more information about the 'PING' performance please visit this page.

 

DAPHNE KARSTENS

Costume Design for Performance

BROEDPLAATS LELY AMSTERDAM

daphnekarstens@hotmail.com

www.daphnekarstens.com

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