Photographer: Carl Thorborg
by George Orwell
SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN BY JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON
Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
(The National Touring Theatre)
This dramatization focuses on a control and monitoring theme. Language and memories are washed out, now and then are confused and outer events can not be detached from beliefs and fantasies.
I created a big, claustrophobic, white tunnel, representing Big Brothers eyes as well as a room within the main character Winston´s head.
Projections pictured the all seeing Telescreen or painted the construction with abstract environments. A hidden back room served as TV-studio for live camera footage projections. When Winston believes he is dwelled in a secret room, he is actually simultaneously seen by Big Brother and the audience. When he is revealed, the tunnel breaks apart, the TV-studio is revealed as well and the theatre room is exposed as a construction and fake reality.