Design for Cochrane Collaboration – ‘The Birds’ (BDA_UK12)
For this 3rd year project, Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’ becomes
a starting point for the creation of a performance event based on the
themes of the play. The project is a collaboration, and the group of 8
students wrote a joint proposal indicating how each designer would
contribute to the whole. Initially the group chose to adapt the text.
Each designer then devised, design and directed a short performance
piece and these pieces were combined to create an event lasting approx.1
hour. It was up to the group how they used the given venue of the
Cochrane Theatre and the implied audience experience. The designers also
collaborated with a group of 3rd year undergraduate Fine Art
students from the college, who also created performance pieces for the
event. After the performances, each student was required to reflect on
their experience and produce a design proposal for the whole play of
Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’.
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