Describing Architecture

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Set Design for Uncle Vanya / Orla Murphy


Digital Print
4 No. 150 x 150 mm

Set Design for Theatre Works West production of Uncle Vanya

Each backdrop locates the narrative of one of the four acts in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. During the play the characters increasingly become frustrated by their own lack of action, direction and ability to shift out of a descending spiral of apathy. The actors are trapped in the memory of the land as bucolic; yet they are unable to prevent its slow ruin. The limited colour palette in the images uses shades of yellow, grey and white to echo the atmosphere of each act. The images are back projected at large scale on a white scrim upstage of the actors.