Putting on a classic performance such as Sophacles’ "Electra" poses a complicated challenge for any innovative creator. We wanted to create a new timeline; one that is more fantastical, existing in a different consciousness. Thanks to Kfir Azulay, who directed the performance, we created a language that allowed the video to double the physical space.
Polina Admov created a triangular stage with a roll-up door made of perforated metal, through which another “room” could be seen. I used this door as a kind of "tulle" fabric, sometimes projecting onto the door and sometimes projecting inside the “room” so that the picture could be seen through the perforated door.
The most interesting illusion occurred when we projected onto that same door the inner “room” it was hiding. This allowed us to create dark, fantastical moments, flashbacks of past events which took place in that space.
The video was synchronized with the singing of the choir, creating breathing intervals throughout the performance. Much like the role of the choir in a Greek tragedy, the video created an objective outside picture, but at the same time stated an opinion in order to help the audience take a stance.
The Cameri Theatre 2015
Director: Kfir Azulay
Original music: Eldad Lidor
Set and lighting: Polina Admov
Artistic collaboration: Keren Garnek
Participants: Ola Shor-Selecter,
Helena Yarlova, Gloria Bass, Udi Rotschild,
Yossi Kanz, Yigal Zacks,
Dana Vishinsky, Rotem Danon,
Mona Markowitz- Mor and Liat Stern