A collaborative experiment in video projection, miniature set design and live performance, "The Balloon" tells the story of a pilot and his wife negotiating the appearance and disappearance of their memories after a plane crash tragically separates them.
Below are images and video from three phases of development at Battersea Arts Centre and "Hack the Barbican" (2013) and Chelsea Theatre and The Yard (2014)
Read a blog post about "Designing Story"
Phases 1&2: Made in collaboration with designers Emi Tse, Matilde Marangoni, Claire Blake, Nayantara Kotian, Annalisa Terranova, Kevin O'Donnell, Katia Reshetnikova and performers Gary Merry & Abi Boucher
Phase 3: Made in collaboration with designers Paul Burgess, Joe Hornsby, Benjamin Markham, Kevin O'Donnell, Soumya Basnet, AmberBrown, performers Gary Merry, Sophie Fletcher, Sinikka Kyllönen, Inda Pereda, stage management Sinead Sexton
Experiment with new textured projection surface and three live feed cameras, one for each character in addition to one on model box