Obscene Madame D (2018)
Lighting Designer, Creative Coding
For Obscene Madame D, I have designed the lighting and developed a software to control live several key elements of my installation.
This software, with its custom made interface, allowed me to control and manipulate lighting in real time, to support and guide the performance throughout the duration of the show. The effects could range from subtle, and almost subliminal, to ghostly and unearthly, all the way to on-your-face and intense sort of aesthetic.
For this lighting design I wanted to include the audience in the installation inhabited by the solo performer.
The lighting installation, and the choice of effects deployed, where designed and tailored to provide and suggest feelings of sharing and belonging with the performer world, and to allow the audience to live sensations of intimacy, warmth, or disorientation, vertigo, and movement.
This solution enhanced the audience experience, created an effective surrounding effect, and provided a deeper sense of immersion in the performance itself.
Director: Carlos Gomes
Performer: Katia Molino
Composer Sound Artist: Gail Priest
Video Artist: Sam James
Light Design & Coding: Fausto Brusamolino
Producer: Harley Stumm, Intimate Spectacle
Photo: Fausto Brusamolino, Heidrun Lohr