An interactive stage set designed for an adaptation of two of Oliver Sack’s pieces from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat for The Yard theatre in Hackney Wick. The piece uses Arduino to trigger miniature projections of fragments of the play within the model when interacting with it. Combined with a dissertation, it is a set design that is interrogative of the ways in which we conceive of space as a society, in order to build upon Henri Lefebvre’s dictum that ‘to change life […] we must first change space.’
The work also looks to combine industrial materials regularly found on site: scaffolding and plywood. These create forms that are initially faintly recognisable, but which become ‘activated’ by the presence of dramatic action and an audience – the set making sense only when these elements are united in the performance.