Our brilliant designer, Nic Farr, has been working with us on this show from January. It's important to us that design is an intrinsic part of realising an idea.
As a starting point, we envisaged the design including cycles and orbits and thought through how the cycle of burnout could be incorporated into the design.
Amara & Bridgette in the flood
Concept drawing by Nic Farr
"I was thinking about different cycles that occur within nature/human activity in response to the cycles/stages of burnout - e.g. the water cycle, the 'rat race' of work, celestial movements, even the movement restrictions of Covid.
We also paired the stages of burnout with natural disasters/effects of climate change - drought, pollution, flood - therefore this idea of creating an atmospheric space was in the forefront of my mind during the design process, and this coalesced further while thinking of how atmospherics interact with the specific ecologies we have created within the performance space." - Nic Farr, Designer
In addition to being an excellent designer, Nic is very resourceful and continuously thinks through how sustainable they are being. Whether that be through sourcing props (a lot of finding rubbish on street corners...) or thinking through the durability of a set and how to transport it in the future.