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WSD2017|Apple
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

United States of America

Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Apple

Category: Performance Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Projection and multi-media Design

Design Statement

Apple is a performance art piece that explores the themes of agricultural and industrial pollution by using the costumed body as a projection surface. By projecting images of smoke, chemical spray, and white noise onto the performer’s costumed body, a sense of unease and invasion of personal space is created. The costume is comprised of three distinct layers. The first layer is a short dress constructed of spacer (a spongy textile most commonly used in molded cup bras). The second layer is a floor length white dress made from crinkled, sheer, iridescent polyester, and the outermost layer is made from taupe silk organdy. The layering of these textiles gives an illusion of a hazy, polluted sky.

Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Sabrina Notarfrancisco, a native of Berlin, Germany, is an Associate Professor of Theater at Connecticut College. She holds an MFA in costume design from the University of Connecticut and has designed costumes nationally for theater, dance, and film. Her recent article, “Collision of Art and Life,” was published by Theater Design & Technology and chronicles the experimental Tribes exhibit held during the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. An active member of The International Organization of Scenographers and Theater Architects (OISTAT), Sabrina serves as the OISTAT costume delegate for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Costume Design and Technology Commission. She has presented her designs at numerous international symposia and has exhibited work in the Perspectives of Spectacle exhibit at the Wimbledon College of Art and in the Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015 exhibit at the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow.

Email Address: fichulane@gmail.com

Theatre Company Self-produced

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-08-09

The Premiere Space of Production Palmer Auditorium

Author Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Director/ Choreographer Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Set Designer Tim Golebiewski and Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Lighting Designer Tim Golebiewski

Costume Designer Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Sound Designer None

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Other Creative Collaborator/s Louise Hamill, Gabriel Stalnaker - Performers