The Philosophy Shop
In collaboration with King’s College London
20 minute performance installation
A performance installation inspired by a set of miniature plays written by artist and philosopher Ali Hossaini, and directed by artist and composer Catherine Kontz. The piece has been curated by the King’s College Cultural Institute and Informatics Department and the video & digital design department of RADA’s Technical Theatre and Stage Management training.
Creative and production team
In the making
"As part of this production we needed to record content for our projection walls. We turned the Gielgud Theatre into a film studio for two days, set up a green screen and set to work. Stage management, lighting, sound, technical management, video and the wardrobe departments all worked tirelessly to achieve difficult and creative shots that the team are now editing to prepare for projection."
Designing The Philosophy Shop
From model box to fit-up - the design for The Philosophy Shop is currently being realised in our workshops and Gielgud Theatre, ready for this unique performance installation to open on 13 March.
Designer and second year RADA student Anna Cierpial explains more:
"The main design idea behind The Philosophy Shop is to take the audience through a journey from a well-known, comfortable world of object to a more abstract world of pure thought. By working closely with the video and digital design department, the set and costume are now an integral part of telling the story in a creative and immersive way.
We didn’t want to turn it into a cinema screening, but propose something completely different from other RADA shows."
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