FESTIVAL FEATURES | The Zoom Club at the Fringe
S B B U T S R E V L O & Y E L W O R N A L H C A L :
US / THEM (BRONKS) SUMMERHALL, UNTIL 28 AUG (NOT 22), 10AM, £10 (£8)
LACHLAN ROWLEY (13) We wanted to show the playful innocence of children but also the heat, exhaustion and claustrophobia described in the play [Us / Them is based on the Beslan siege]. Roman and Gytha were great, even with all the smoke! It was great to get their perspective on the piece and l esh out our initial ideas. They were really friendly and listened well to direction. I loved the experience of meeting / working with them as well as exploring lighting effects and learning to use the camera. OLIVER STUBBS (15) I really liked the imagery from the piece and how the characters led the story with humour and emotion. We prepared an environment working with shadow and light that we thought would help Roman and Gytha explore some of their characters’ emotions and also the tension and exhaustion described in the piece. It was the most professional thing I’ve done so far and it was really interesting to give directions and work with the artists to get something we all were happy with in the end.
THE ARTISTS SAID ‘It was so interesting to be confronted with these young people’s opinions and deeper thoughts on the piece – and especially being involved in the creative output of that later on. An enriching experience for us, as well.’
P H O T O :
A L E X A N D E R W H T E
O T O H P 24 THE LIST FESTIVAL 18–29 Aug 2016
PEOPLE OF THE EYE (THE DEAF & HEARING ENSEMBLE) SUMMERHALL, UNTIL 27 AUG (NOT 24), 1PM, £11 (£9)
ALEXANDER WHITE (15) The performance was based on the experience of two sisters, one hearing and one deaf. I wanted to work with Erin and Emily to show the strain on their relationship, power imbalance and the ‘whirlwind’ effect words and sounds can have. Using paper and digital projections helped show this information overload really effectively.
LOGAN MURRAY (13) This performance really inspired me as it put the challenges of being deaf out in the open in a beautiful way. The set design was incredibly creative, using 8-bit images and glitchy video projections. This helped me choose a ‘pixely’ photo-collage as a way of creating my i nal image, which also shows the closeness of the sisters’ relationship. Erin and Emily were really up for being chopped up and reassembled too! THE ARTISTS SAID ‘Working with the young people in the Zoom Project was one of the highlights of our Fringe so far. They were insightful, articulate and imaginative. Not only did they analyse the performance with respect and excitement they brought their own unique creativity and sense of fun to the photo shoot, displaying an impressive level of professionalism. We are so excited to see the i nal images and we hope the project continues for years to come.’
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