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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.


Emerging Designers


Shang-Jie Gao


Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

The initial idea of the set-design for this project derives from L'Aide-Mémoire by Jean-Claude Carrière, toward which I analyze the characters and summarize their situations and habits to design various styles of space. Then, an analysis of the transition of characters’ power structure is made under the opposite relation between the male and female characters. In the beginning, the male character controlled the whole space, but he left alone at the end, making the female character, which seemed to gain power, the one who dominate the space. It is thus clear that the figures affect the space, and that such relation is reflected in the environment. By analyzing a text, I developed the basic structure and rationality of the entire set, and inferred the set’s spatial form accordingly. Afterwards, I applied the methods of spatial and interior design in planning the whole space.

Shang-Jie Gao

I am Gao Shang-Jie, who graduated from the Graduate Program of Department of Theatrical Design & Technology at Taipei National University of Arts in 2016 with a major in set design. Possessing a background of architecture and interior design, I have been engaged in diverse works related to spatial design, interior design and art design for TV drama and films. My works of set design include Play Games, L'Aide-Mémoire, and De-dream. I also worked as an assistant of art director for A Touch of Green, the TV drama that won the Best Art and Design Award in 51st Golden Bell Awards. Currently, I work as a freelancer dedicated to set design, art design for TV drama and films, as well as 3D graphic design.

Email Address: shjie5@hotmail.com

Theatre Company Taipei National University of the Arts

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-11-28

The Premiere Space of Production Taipei National University of the Arts, Theater Department T305

Author Jean-Claude Carrière

Director/ Choreographer Eson Huang

Set Designer Gao, Shang-Jie

Lighting Designer Lai, TzeYu

Costume Designer Chang, Yu-Chieh

Sound Designer Eson Huang