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Vision is a project that questions the close relationship between theatre and cinema in real time.
This confrontation becomes visible to the naked eye. The spectator can simulteaneoulsly watch a movie and the making of that movie.
A blue fabric represents the arena of the theatrical play.
The lighting is visible. The actor plays while imagining the decor, the situations and the characters of the story.
On stage a camera captures the events live and allows the compositing (via blue key) of the actor into the background.
A soundtrack accompanies the actor functioning as a reference for him: it is the sound that enables the actor to interact with the narrative events that exist on screen. However, he cannot see the final composed image itself.
A screen, hanging from the ceiling, represents the seventh art. The audience can see the movements of the actor in a movie, which is projected in black and white onto the screen. The sequences were chosen and filmed earlier with a scale model.
However, the final result is maximised to human dimensions. The dialogues in English are over titled in French and/or Dutch above the screen itself. The story is told simultaneously in front of the blue fabric and on the movie screen.
However, it is conceivable that certain scenes exist only in the theatre sphere or only on the movie screen while the actor is preparing for another scene. It is also possible that the two narrative spaces are used simultaneously for two different scenes.
The decor of the movie is created on the basis of scale models.
“What is most interesting about the construction of a miniature world, is the possibility to kidnap objects from daily life for a very different purpose which leads to a surrealist aesthetic. The spectators discover a new plastic reality .
The scenography of scale models is inspired by surrealist photographers such as Gilbert, Garcin, Rodney Smith, Darius Klimczak… “
The sound adds an additional layer to the images of the movie: it clarifies the range of the proposed universe.
In an empty, single-colour decor where every move needs to be choreographed, the sound is the only reference for the actor who plays "blindfolded”. Also – as in Hollywood productions used –the sound is a powerful vector to transport emotions and in the case of Vision it also creates the illusion that the actor is part of the movie.