STRUNG (THIS IS NOT RUBBISH)
The Arts Centre (Melbourne), World Stage Design (Cardiff), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) 2013
CONCEPT, DIRECTION, SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Tanja Beer
ACTIVE SCENOGRAPHERS (LONDON): Ella Marie Fowler, Jacquie Holland and Natalie Jackson
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alex Murphy
Strung is a performance installation that dissolves boundaries between performer and designer, installation and costume, site and material. The work is part of This is Not Rubbish: a larger research project that explores the journey of a material rescued from landfill, and its capacity to create immersive performance spaces and wearable artefacts. After the final performance of Strung, the set material (reclaimed salami netting) was knitted into unique fashion accessories and auctioned off for charity. A major focus of ecoscenographic practice is the elimination of landfill waste in the production of sets and costumes. This is Not Rubbish embraces the potential of ecological practice, emphasising what is possible in a world of limited resources, rather than what is not.
Strung has been performed in Melbourne, Cardiff and London with a variety of creative collaborators including: Jenifer Tran, Ryan Foote, Sabrina D’Angelo, Angela Campbell, Sam Hoffman, Elyssia Sasaki, Garrett Levine and Donyale Werle. The project was first commissioned by the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Riverside Live program. This is Not Rubbish has been supported by the University of Melbourne, 2013 Norman Macgeorge Scholarship (Australia), World Stage Design and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.