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WSD2017|Invisible Treasure
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


Cécile Trémolières

Invisible Treasure

Selected Category: Performance Design

Category: Performance Design, Set Design

Design Statement

In Invisible Treasure, there is no actors, and no plot, just the audience. The show is set in an interactive digital playspace, designed in collaboration with Hellicar&Lewis, and explores the way human interact with one another when left on their own.
We developed the project with a group of actors, putting together situations where the audience’s individual agency was tested.
The questions we had were the followings: When will you follow the rules and when will you break them? What risks are you prepared to take? Are you seeing the whole picture?
The design challenge was to create an environment that allowed technology to naturally take part of the experience, without being overwhelming. We were keen to keep the human interactions at the core of the project. We decided to bring the audience into an uncanny room, inspired by Google’s offices, computer games and Alice in Wonderland.


Cécile Trémolières

Born in Paris, Cécile initially spent three years at the Sorbonne University studying modern literature, before deciding to combine her passions for text, performance and fine art by studying stage design at Wimbledon College of Art, and graduated with a first class degree in June 2013. Since graduating, she has been shortlisted as one of the twelve finalist of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013, and awarded the Royal Opera House Linbury bursary (2015) and nominated Best Set Designer by the Off West End Theatre awards 2014. Cécile is also a Jerwood Young Designer 2016.
Cécile’s work was exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial 2015, and at the V&A exhibition Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015.
Credits include: Punkplay, directed by Tom Hughes (Southwark Playhouse, 2016), Grown Up, directed by Emily Lim and GAMESHOW (Camden People's Theatre, 2016), The Iphigenia Quartet, directed by Christopher Haydon, Rebecca Hill, Elayce Ismail and Jenifer Tang (The Gate, 2016), My People, directed by Steffan Donnelly and Aled Pedrick (Clywd Theatre, 2015), The Mickvah Project directed by Jay Miller (The Yard, 2015), Harajuku Girls, directed by Jude Christian (Finborough Theatre, 2015), Impermanent Theatre, by Impermanence Dance Theatre (touring festivals, 2014-2015).

Email Address: cecile.tremolieres@gmail.com

Theatre Company fanSHEN

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-10-27

The Premiere Space of Production Oval House Theatre, London

Author devised with fanSHEN

Director/ Choreographer Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe

Set Designer Cécile Trémolières

Lighting Designer Josh Pharo and Gillian Tan

Costume Designer N/A

Sound Designer Richard Hammarton

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Hellicar&Lewis

Other Creative Collaborator/s Goldsmiths University's Department of Computing through the Creativeworks Creative Entrepreneur in Residence Scheme.


DEVELOPED BY Lou Coleman, Barra Collins, Clare Dunn, Shireen Mula, Ed Richards, Delme Thomas.