A visual journey through the darkness to explore the space between observation and narrative. Headroom is a hallucinatory trip. In a darkness in which the subconscious holds sway and stories have their genesis, tableaux vivants appear and disappear. Recognisable situations constructed out of everyday objects and human forms nevertheless alienate and toy with our perception.
Initially, the design revolves around the empty space and the creation of a ‘thinking space’. Behind a black transparent screen, we place a black corridor on thick black carpet with markings that are invisible to the audience. Then the lengthy process of selecting furniture and objects begins. Coat rack, plant, stairs, buckets: In a space with four objects, everything has a huge impact. Compositions are continuously adjusted until the series of images has the right mix of recognizable spaces that are also estranging. A collective search for de- and reconstruction of everyday images.
Nominated for the Mime Prize 2018
Theater Rotterdam 2018
director Bianca van der Schoot
costumes Lotte Goos
light Gé Wegman
sound Wessel Schrik