Eames Plaza, NID
A performative scenographic experience of the interpretation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The experience aims to banish the line between the protagonist and the spectator. Combining space, time and activity, 'Blindspot' evokes the feeling of isolation and alienation and leaves the protagonist with the experience which is open-ended and can be interpreted in multiple ways.
MEET THE COLLECTIVE/
THE CONCEPT /
Fixing the glass
Applying the flim
Installing the lights
THE BUILT /
THE LOCATION /
The audience journey was thought of to support the concept. The basic structure; to use space, time and activity to trigger the feeling of alienation and further reinforce it. The emotional graph was curated using a zine with a very specific tone of speech.
Both the narratives occur simultaneously. The inside becomes a platform for the protagonist while they become a spectacle for the outsiders, who watch the box transform.
For the protagonist, the outside is performing while the strong sense of the barrier is reinforced constantly as they are concealed by the box. However, the roles reverse once the light is flipped.
former Director of NID, Prof Pradyumna Vyas
Praveen Nahar, Director of NID
Don Norman, Director of Design Lab, UCSD
Prof Mugendi M' Rithaa