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Spacemen and weird scenes – designing ‘On Emotion’ – Wimbledon UAL Summer Shows

November 26, 2019


Hi I’m Hollie Melding and I study
theatre design at Wimbledon College of Arts and we’re currently stood in my
degree show space and I have designed a play called On Emotion it’s a strange
little play not a lot happens but it is a snapshot of these people’s lives and
there is a psychiatrist and his two children and one of his children has got
some form of autism that’s never really specified but he lives in this world of
like space and Star Trek and he’s constantly just in his own little world
so throughout the play this kind of looked just weird scenes really where
like no one knows where anyone is and everyone’s talking into nobody and everybody
at the same time so I designed my set like I really didn’t want it to be
naturalistic at all so I made like a solar system it’s like a very vague
solar system and in the play there is a puppet of Mark as a spaceman so for my
degree show I decided that I would make the model box of the set but I also wanted
to make the puppet I just really wanted to like improve my skills and like practice
everything that I like was reasonably good at but wanted to get better at so I
made my puppet as well which is hanging above you and I’ve also done my technical drawings and then
I’ve also got on display another piece of work that I did a few months
ago called Advice to Iraqi Women which was a piece written in response to the
occupation in Iraq and it’s a really interesting piece is also really quite
strange and and that is I’ve just got my model box here and some pictures because
that happened a few months ago

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