Daniel Ostling’s spare set design, a steel box framed by the looming walls of the elevator shaft. Kate Freer’s surreal projections dance along the walls of the elevator that becomes Guang’s cage.
Interview with IMA member Alex Koch on Projection design and the Huntington Theater’s production of Invisible Man
“The animated video design, by Alex Koch and David Tennent, assisted by the projections illustrator Kate Freer, is spiky, elegant and altogether entrancing, depicting the various wasted lands the hero traverses in his quest, as well as the metropolis of the title, where the climactic battle between good and evil (what else?) takes place.”
- Charles Isherwood
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“Undesirable Elements productions are relatively spare in terms of design, but sometimes we add projections to provide context. Kate Freer has designed beautiful projections for “Cry for Peace.” For this project, I thought it was important for audiences to get a sense of the physical environment the cast comes from and the historical context that has informed their experiences.”
“The video design, by Alex Koch, plays the major supporting role. The most striking moment integrates imagery and action: Ms. Cheek hunches before an image of Theresa’s bed, poetically suggesting a woman shrunk to the size of a stuffed animal on her pillow, as her sister tries to cheer her up.
Other video sequences — montages of dance floors and bar crawls, and the culminating re-creation of Theresa’s murder — subvert the period ambience of the music to suggest that today’s casual hookup scene shares the same dangerous undertow that the bar scene of the 1970s did. “