Fascinating sculptural costume.
Remarkable, chrysalis-like hemp costume [...] attractive to look at, particularly when the light shimmers through the rough fabric
Consistently questioning what is socially acceptable, L’Eveil deals with the themes of Growth, Transformation, Beauty and Disfigurement. It pushes the boundaries of costume and grows further the integral role of the costume as the centre of the performance instead of its typically established simple decorative role. The costume is created not around a character or an idea but through the relationship between body, material, movement and observer, creating a strong visual dynamic.
Short-listed for the New Zealander international costume Art competition World of Wearable Art in 2010, the costume is hand dyed using Shibori techniques and entirely made of sustainable hemp and discarded fabric waste supporting an eco-friendly theatre world.
Performed at the Arches, Glasgow as part of Arches Live.
Publication in SBTD BluePages ‘Costume as starting point for devising performance‘
Director & Costume Designer: Mona Kastell
Lighting designer: Alberto Santos Bellido
Sound designer: Guy Veale
Performer: Mazz Marsden
Director consultants: Alex Seed & Alex Rigg
Photography: Anita Barron (Red Retina)