This design was developed from a research into optical illusions. Working together with decor designer Aniek Boon, we aimed to create an environment that felt constantly off balance, blurring the distinction between real time and memory, physical and psychological space. As the main character is returning home after a long absence, I placed the light sources outside of the decor, giving a perspective of distance, looking back on what was.
Director: Linda Olthof
Text and performance: Hendrik Aerts
Decor design: Aniek Boon
Costume design: Marrit van der Burgt
Sound design: Bert Aerts
Light design: Vinny Jones
Photography: Linne Aerts and Vinny Jones
A co-production from Productiehuis Rotterdam, Theater de Warande and Grand Theatre Groningen.
Premier 17 October 2009, Theater de Warande, Belgium.