I’m a Lighting Designer, Theatre Maker and occasional
Co-Designer

 

I design for theatre, dance & live art.

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Photo: Cesare De Giglio

Photo: Cesare De Giglio

My background in designing devised performance has led to a process that values close collaboration with theatre makers of all specialisms. I enjoy a strong focus on visual dramaturgy and interrogation throughout my process.

I’m drawn to performance which actively explores it’s relationship with audiences. I’m interested in what it means to be honest on stage and how one can light honestly.

 
 

Occasionally I co-design with theatre designer
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen.
In this work we are particularly interested in how co-design can build a strong foundation for a unified visual world, and allow a more open and supported process with other creatives.

 

Yes to redefining virtuosity
Yes to “invention” (however impossible)
Yes to conceptualizing experience, affects and sensation
Yes to materiality and body practice
Yes to expression
Yes to un-naming, decoding and recoding expression
Yes to non-recognition, non-resemblance
Yes to non-sense/illogics
Yes to organizing principles rather than fixed logic systems
Yes to moving the “clear concept” behind the actual performance of
Yes to methodology and procedures
Yes to editing and animation
Yes to style as a result of procedure and specificity of a proposal
Yes to multiplicity, difference and co-existence
— Yes Manifesto - Mette Ingvartson.