How can we defend our homeland if we don't have an army?The birds-costume & stage design (BDA_PL03)

     

A fusion of elements from Aristophanes’ comedy and a modern street/ media language. A story about a group of people who rebel and escape the world which they consider is not theirs.This is  represented by jumping the wall at the back of the stage.Behind the wall there is a screen with a visualisation of the sea (and shades of dockyard/cranes for a second)....The rebels leave this world behind them and find themselves in a place which is not being formed yet...

They walk (on the sand and platform on the revolving stage) and utter the syllables, broken words(that resemble birds sounds) about freedom and new independent society( actors produce the words as if they didn’t understand their meaning but trying to guess it).. With the time passage these single words change into well known advertisment slogans about freedom of consumption (these now are declaimed in the full conviction ). People  built/buy their houses , their cars, their security systems, mobility and the time. One ‘parrots’ another. American economy, the new god, pulls the strings. The last scene shows the newly created world (the revolving stage rotates and ones again shows the wall behind which the elite is having a party)– the world full of walls, cameras and allarms installed everywhere, with bodyguards at each corner of the street to protect people’s possessions against the attacks of the poor who can’t afford them...
 

 
 
 
Eliza Woźniak, Poland  
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku/ The Academy of Fine Art