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WSD2017|Becoming Butterfly - Conspiracy
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


Zsofia Berczi

Becoming Butterfly - Conspiracy

Selected Category: Performance Design

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

Design Statement

These archetypal, abstract creatures in different colors and shapes that are animated by performers from inside elastic textile tubes are called Morphomen. The creation process was helped by site specific opportunities at Fort Monostor (Hungary), Oerol Festival (Holland), Forte Marghera (Italy) and Schloss Bröllin (Germany).
My intents in lighting and set design were:
to create a huge movable organic shape that can open up the viewers fantasy
to hide the lamps with the set
to work with diffuse light so I created a radiating box
to use sometimes direct lights so I cut holes on the walls that were useful as entries
The spiritual aspect was very important for me. I was happy to find the special light effect at the end of the show for being transformed to butterfly: to leave our body here and to be transformed to light.


Zsofia Berczi

I studied visual communication design, photography and architecture. I graduated at the predecessor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) Budapest in 2003 (MA).
I am the founder and leader of Living Picture Theater established in 2003 with the purpose of creating visual and interdisciplinary theater performances and living exhibitions. My projects have strong metaphysical aspects and operate with animated materials, objects, costumes and props with or without philosophical texts.
Tobias Terebessy, designer, had an inspiring influence on my works Becoming Butterfly – Conspiracy, Living Surface and Women in Red. We designed together the labyrinth installation of my two important personal interactive self-awareness projects: Octopus Tarot Labyrinth and I Ching Labyrinth for Sziget Festival (Budapest) that has been well operating in the last 17 years.
Barnabas Tanko, software designer, created radio controlled equipments: props, costumes and installations in performances Light Spheres and Wave Space. He also participates as artistic creator: our main common work The Carpet – which is to be visited by four visitor at once – is based on his tale.
Hrotko Helena is very versatile and reliable performer who has been participating in almost every show of Living Picture Theatre.

Email Address: zsofia_berczi@livingpicture.org

Theatre Company Living Picture Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2012-01-20

The Premiere Space of Production Szkene Theatre, Budapest

Author Zsofia Berczi

Director/ Choreographer Zsofia Berczi

Set Designer Zsofia Berczi

Lighting Designer Zsofia Berczi

Costume Designer Zsofia Berczi

Sound Designer Julia Barsony

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Tobias Terebessy, Fedor Guido Szarka, Mark Molnar, Zsofia Berczi

Other Creative Collaborator/s visual concept: Zsofia Berczi, Tobias Terebessy