David is an artist and production designer whose practice operates as a hybrid among fine art, installation and performance. His work challenges audiences to reconsider their relationships to each other and their environment. He works in collaboration with other artists to explore the material elements of light, sound, bodies, and ecological design to immerse and engage audiences. David is interested in event as design, creating temporary environments such as ‘THE WEATHER CAFÉ’ which uses design to invite audiences to consider their everyday behaviors . He is interested in how scenography can be used to engage those not likely to experience traditional forms of theatre. Recent work includes ‘The Dock’ (2016) at The Lowry, a temporary performance space and bar in the theatre’s scene dock. In 2014 David was awarded a competitive Sky Academy Arts Scholarship to develop ‘THE WEATHER MACHINE’ with the West Yorkshire Playhouse that culminated in a short Sky Arts documentary with Melvyn Bragg.
David studied for an MA in Performance Design and Practice (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London). He writes and talks on immersive experience having completed a PhD in ‘Audience Immersion and the Experience of Scenography’, University of Leeds, (2015). www.davidshearing.com
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West Yorkshire Playhouse, Courtyard Stage.
Projection and Multi-Media Designer