Audience in the middle of the stage surrounded by several different objects (technical and usual).
The ritual entrance: a tale
- Functional lights, carpet in the middle with some pillows (red), technics are around the room.
- Audience enters, we invit them to sit on the carpet, we give them mint tee which is prepared in the space.
- We install a mosquito net and use it for projections
- One go to the micro and say : « So I lived my life alone, without anyone that I could really talk to, until I had an accident with my plane in the Desert of Sahara… »
- Loop of the whole sentence
- Put down the mosquito net
- Switch off the functional lights
The entrance in the illusion: a day in the desert
- Air sounds with a graduation and then is vanishing
- Lightning from blue (night sky) to warm (sunny day)
- projections : milky way projection, sand projections
Creating a fata morgana
- optical illusion: how?
- auditive illusion: how?
In our case, Technology is setting the scene and has also an atmospheric role. We gonna use technics to offer the audience a desert experiment. One day in the desert, from night to day. And finally, we gonna try to create a fata morgana.
- Dramaturgy of a day in a desert (night to day)
- Compositions and sound system to create by using alive electronics
- Illustrating the text by physical effects (wind, heat, smell)
- Sounds and lights: what combination?
- Exhibition how of the technics are a partner for the play
- Construction of an illusion
- Audience position?
THE INVISIBLE ELEPHANT
We decided to start from three different technological approaches, which are of close interest to our own artistic concerns. We would like to then try to combine them to create one whole coherent world linked to “The Little Prince”‘s tale.
- First approach (Nina) :
How do we perceive our-selfs and how do the others receive us? Aren’t we always a construction? Is our reality visible on our faces? Are we fiction or reality? Aren’t we all made by many faces, many thoughts, many cultures?I would like to overlay by projection the frontal image of many persons of the audience, and to let them feel what it means to be “many” even if they think they are “one”.
- Second approach (Florence):
I would like to explore some sort of “mediated performance” using technology. The idea is to be able to mix reality and virtuality and to then explore the product of their union.
Formal device :
There are two chairs next to each other, facing a big screen (or wall). Two people from the audience sit down. They are now facing the screen as well as one camera situated front of each other. They would be filmed and their image would be then transmitted into a computer. Through the program “Facerig”, we will then transform the two faces into fictional characters (avatars) and project the images on the screen (or wall). The two avatars will reference some of the characters of “The Little Prince”. Through head-phones, the two audience members will repeat what they hear. This will start a dialogue between the two avatars. The end product will be a scene from “The Little Prince” through mediated performance.
- Third approach (Bharathi):
Frightened ? Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”
Invisible Elephant General announcement to the audience before enter into the theatre space:
“give your mobile numbers – write on the paper”
“you don’t need to switch off your mobile phone and you can use it whenever you feel that it is necessary”
“Take a piece of paper and pencil with you”
• Audience enters to the room. Room is dark.
• After 3mins — A child voice come from different direction like somebody speaks into your ear, may be individually – ex . like headphone effect-“Do you see something”
• Silence-Voice:-” Frightened ? Do you see something”
• Light lit on the “HAT”
• Voice – “Do you see something now”
• Voice – “ Frightened?-silence – “ Why should any one be frightened by a hat?” ( audience intimate voice – like mind voice)
• The sound of digestion from HAT by bluetooth speaker – voice- Frightened? Do you see something? – The Hat is moving — again digestion sound-voice: do you see something?
• Silence – projected image on Hat.
• Do you see something now? — End.
Draw a Sheep
• Send a picture of sheep to everyone by mobile phone
• Child voice – Draw me a sheep
• Project the all drawing in the screen one side and real picture which was sent to everybody. end. Technologies – Sound and projection
« So I lived my life alone, without anyone that I could really talk to, until I had an accident with my plane in the Desert of Sahara, six years ago… »
The desert appears like a really important place for Little Prince’s aviator. As a white sheet of paper, it seems a place where imagination can create a colourful world. By using technical effects, we’ll try to experiment Fata Morgana in the desert. For that, we’ll intend to use optical and acoustical instruments to give the audience the sensations of a desert where hallucinations can appear by physical phenomena like heat, lights, wind…
Examples from class:
THE INVISIBLE ELEPHANT
What part of the text you would like to work on and why?
We would like to work on some of the drawings of the text through the following statement: “the thing that is important is the thing that is not seen”. Thus, taking into consideration the different perspectives of children and adults: what can’t grown-ups see and why? And what can children see, imagine, create, love, etc…? Can we, through technology, make grown-ups look at the world through children’s eyes?
“The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen.”
How to simulate being a step further in technology?
How to use holograms as actors?
How the technology helps tells the story in theatre “Specially”
How to transform my flute playing into sound simultan?
How to make the process visible?
How can I use Technic for my “breathing effects” which micro? Which possibilities (tecnhincals) do I have?
Why do we need it?
An aesthetic experience (art! describes relationship)
Context / Context collapse
for an audience
“object and actor” audience
Poetical reflection of the “real”
In presence event / art
Space/Time of Collectivity
Body Alive that creates
Time and space for reflection, imagination and action
a meeting point between actors/spectators
a representation of the world
what is theatre??? It’s action – “Meeting Place”
Fiction space and time ina physical space and time
FUNCTIONAL music / Theatre